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From "David Jencks (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-450) GBeans should use jsr-77 naming conventions and these names should have mostly default components
Date Sun, 06 Mar 2005 02:57:54 GMT
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David Jencks commented on GERONIMO-450:

This is a short explanation of how references can be constructed from a mailing list post.
I talked about this with Alan and Dain a bit and they have some additional points that I hopefully
won't misrepresent too badly.

First of all everyone likes the first choice better, indicate the stuff to leave out and use
wildcards for.

Dain suggested including the type in the reference object, set in the GBeanInfo.  I think
this will work most of the time but I think there may be cases that involve multiple patterns
that cannot be handled with a single type, so I think we need to keep an option to specify
the type.  Perhaps this is only needed when you specify the literal name anyway.

Alan pointed out that the keys fall into two categories: implicit (derivable from the context)
and explicit (not derivable from the context).  For jsr-77 naming, implicit keys are domain,
server, application, module, and type, whereas the only explicit key is name.

For implicit keys, if the key is not mentioned in the reference pattern, it should be included
with the value from the context.
If it is mentioned with a value, it should be included with that value.
if it is mentioned with no value or * or some such marker, it should be omitted and the pattern
includes *

For explicit keys, all explicit keys must be mentioned in the pattern
If the key is mentioned with a value, it should be included with that value
if the key is mentioned with * or some such it will be ommitted and the pattern include *.

if we allowed you to leave out an explicit key, it would have to mean the same as wildcarding
it, and that could produce unexpectedly large numbers of matches.

So, lets try some new-style examples.

Remember the type is set in the GBeanInfo, so we don't need to specify it.

<reference name="ManagedConnectionFactories">
gets all MCF deployed in the current application

<reference name="ManagedConnectionFactories">
  <module>*</module>   //or <module/>
gets all MCF deployed in a standalone, non-ear module.

<reference name="StatelessSessionBeans">
gets all stateless session beans in the current ear named "bar".  This would typically be
used to resolve an ejb link. (see GERONIMO-552)

<reference name="ManagedConnectionFactories">
supplies the complete gbean name explicitly.

There's a question about whether the parts should be specified with elements or attributes.
 I think elements will be clearer and provide more possibilities for validation, but I'm open
to suggestions.  There's also potential for confusion between the reference name and the name
key of the reference pattern.

Also, I'd like opinions on the choice of
or something else to show that a key is left out of the query and the query becomes a wildcard.

> GBeans should use jsr-77 naming conventions and these names should have mostly default
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>          Key: GERONIMO-450
>          URL:
>      Project: Geronimo
>         Type: Improvement
>   Components: deployment
>     Versions: 1.0-M2
>     Reporter: David Jencks
>     Assignee: David Jencks
>      Fix For: 1.0-M4

> Currently the usage of object names for non-j2ee-wrapping gbeans is more or less random
and confusing.  We should adopt as much of jsr-77 naming as possible for our gbeans.  Furthermore,
as little as possible of the names should be specified in the gbean xml descriptor.  Here's
a proposal:
> 1. A service module that has no parent must specify domain and server name.  This domain
and server name will be inherited by all children recursively.
> 2. All gbeans deployed from a service dd will have J2EEApplication=null and GeronimoModule=<configId>
> 3. All gbeans deployed from a j2ee module or application will have J2EEApplication set
from the application and GeronimoModule=<configId>
> 4. A gbean xml descriptor will have attributes for j2eeType and name.  We will invent
more j2eeType names as needed and prefix them with Ger or Geronimo.
> I'm inclined to remove the possibility of directly specifying the entire object name.
 If it is really needed I'd suggest the attribute be called target-name in analogy to the
usage in refs.

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