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From "David Jencks (Updated) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (FELIX-3377) Allow a component to update its own service properties
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2012 08:21:58 GMT

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David Jencks updated FELIX-3377:
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    Attachment: FELIX-3377.diff

Possible implementation of allowing a component to update its own service properties
                
> Allow a component to update its own service properties
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FELIX-3377
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FELIX-3377
>             Project: Felix
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Declarative Services (SCR)
>    Affects Versions:  scr-1.6.0
>            Reporter: David Jencks
>         Attachments: FELIX-3377.diff
>
>
> If you just register a service in code, you can give the ServiceRegistration to the service
and it can update its service properties to reflect what it can discover about its environment.
 This proposes that services registered through DS should be able to do this too, by calling
an updateProperties(Dictionary) method on the ComponentContext.  (Since we'd need a spec update
to add the method to ComponentContext, I added a new interface that ComponentContextImpl implements).
> Right now a service could get Config Admin and modify the properties there, but then
(a) the update method is called even though the component itself initiated the changes and
(b) the new property values are persisted which is presumably not desired.
> According to the spec config admin properties override default property values specified
in the component xml.  I think that in order to reduce confusion, once a property has been
set through config admin it should not be possible to update it through this update method.
 This also makes implementing this idea easy.
> IIUC this idea does not make sense for component factories.

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