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From Aaron Mulder <ammul...@alumni.princeton.edu>
Subject Re: GBean now JMX free
Date Thu, 25 Nov 2004 22:44:26 GMT
	This change seems to have broken the security module -- I'm 
getting an error about only boolean attributes can have an "is" getter.  
I'm looking into this...

Aaron

On Thu, 25 Nov 2004, Dain Sundstrom wrote:
> I just committed the change to the GBean code that removes the 
> dependency on JMX.  The code now only uses the Kernel and ObjectName.  
> Of course the kernel is still implemented with JMX, but the GBean code 
> is not aware of this.
> 
> To accomplish this, I moved most of the code in the 
> org.apache.geronimo.gbean.jmx package to 
> org.apache.geronimo.gbean.runtime.  We still have a GBeanMBean, but it 
> contains almost no logic.  All of the code that was in the GBeanMBean 
> has been moved to GBeanInstance.  The GBeanMBean is not depredated, and 
> you should use GBeanData instead and let the kernel create the 
> GBeanMBean for you using the loadGBean(gbeanData, classLoader).  
> Additionally, you should not use GBeanInstance directly.  It is 
> considered part of the internals of the GBean architecture, and is 
> marked as deprecated.
> 
> I also did some of the conversion from JMX exception to Geronimo 
> specific exception.  I only did this for setAttribute, getAttribute and 
> invoke on the kernel.  I would finish this, but I'm already getting in 
> trouble for working on a holiday :)  If someone decides to take this 
> up, I suggest we think about adding some properties to the exception 
> classes such as object name, attribute name, and method signature.
> 
> In the process of this, I've added two new kernel services, 
> ProxyManager and LifecycleMonitor.  I have marked these both as 
> depreciated, so we can review the interfaces.  We need the basic 
> functionality to for GBeans, but the interfaces and implementation can 
> change.  Once we are all happy with the services, we can removed the 
> deprecated tag.
> 
> BTW, before I forget the rule with ProxyManager, is if you create a 
> Proxy you *must* destroy it. Otherwise, we will get a memory leak.  I 
> have some ideas on how to reduce the leaks, but it is good practice to 
> destroy the proxy as soon as you are done with it.
> 
> Happy holidays everyone,
> 
> -dain
> 
> --
> Dain Sundstrom
> Chief Architect
> Gluecode Software
> 310.536.8355, ext. 26
> 
> 

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