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From Colin Sampaleanu <>
Subject Re: Integrating Spring into Geronimo
Date Tue, 29 Jun 2004 19:09:43 GMT
This is seriously cool! wrote:

> Dion let the cat out of the bag...
> so I thought I'd best actually commit the code. Warning though I've 
> not tested it yet  - we need an integration test to make sure this 
> works & we handle all the lifecycle methods properly :)
> Basically we've a GBean for Geronimo so that any existing spring XML 
> config file can be slurped up & turned into beans and managed in a JSR 
> 77/88 way & hot deployed - so Geronimo can hot deploy arbitrary Spring 
> containers within the core J2EE container - all managed in the same 
> stack as web apps, web containers, EJB containers etc. We should also 
> be able to JMX-ifiy all the beans as they are created into the JSR 
> 77/88 management stack.
> At JavaOne we've discussed maybe having a special naming convention, 
> say putting spring.xml inside META-INF/ or something, so that you can 
> put your code in a regular jar with the XML deployment descriptor then 
> drop it in a directory or whatnot and Geronimo could auo-detect it & 
> use the SpringGBean to deploy it.
> Its still early days but hopefully once this is sorted out & working, 
> developers can spend their time in development mode just using Spring 
> by itself, then at any point in time drop their jar into Geronimo (or 
> build a deployment binary of Geronimo) and hey presto their apps 
> running inside a J2EE container.
> Going forward we should be able to further increase the functionality 
> of the SpringGBean to closer integrate the two projects so that the 
> Spring POJOs can take better, more efficient & easier use of the J2EE 
> services in Geronimo (transactions, security, remoting, pooling, 
> clustering etc).
> Enjoy!
> James
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