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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: JPA plugin (was Re: Java 1.4 and JEE 5)
Date Thu, 17 Aug 2006 23:16:47 GMT

On Aug 11, 2006, at 2:41 PM, David Blevins wrote:

> On Aug 9, 2006, at 1:21 AM, David Blevins wrote:
>> I'm going to start a branch tomorrow to experiment with JPA stuff
> Done.  Got a branch up here:
>  - Revision 430900: /geronimo/branches/jpa-plugin

Didn't turn out to need this as I'm not changing anything.  Going to  
add the plugins to the sandbox instead and delete the branch I made.


> Also threw up a wiki page:
>  -
> I think I also got Dain roped into helping me with some of the  
> naming parts (bought him breakfast and sprung it on him while he  
> was all in a good mood).  We're sitting right next o each other  
> here at a coffee shop so hopefully we can rise to the challenge of  
> keeping stuff on the list.
> The last idea in my head last night before I went to sleep was that  
> I thought one good approach was to create the PersistenceUnitInfo  
> objects sans their references to DataSources and shove them into a  
> special JNDI Reference object that will pull the DataSource from  
> JNDI and create the EntityManagerFactory and pass that back in the  
> getValue method (or whatever it's called) of the JNDI Reference  
> upon a lookup.
> The user would still be responsible for configuring the name of the  
> DataSource in the persistence.xml and that the DataSource should  
> come from the right pool (i.e. the non-tx pool).
> Again, this is for app-managed JPA.  Container-managed JPA is  
> another ball of wax.
> Anyway, more later.
> -David

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