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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: JPA Plugin Status
Date Wed, 16 Aug 2006 22:07:26 GMT

On Aug 16, 2006, at 8:01 AM, Matt Hogstrom wrote:

> I'm releasing out of branches/1_1_1.  Is your stuff in trunk ?

No it's in a branch, so we'd have to vote it into trunk.  If you were  
thinking it was in branches/1.1.1, don't worry about it.

Probably best to let Jason get his spec layout change in first.


> David Blevins wrote:
>> Grrr, I'm missing mail again  -- pulled it from the archives.   
>> Thanks, Dain, for pointing out there was a message for me.
>> On 8/15/06, Matt Hogstrom <> wrote:
>>  > David,
>>  >
>>  > I am releasing the specs as a 1.1.1 release due to some changes  
>> in jacc.  Do you want to include the
>>  > changes to JPA there?
>> That would be great.  In fact all the jee5_exp specs could be  
>> released.  The related specifications went final so we should be  
>> good to go.
>> -David
>> On Aug 15, 2006, at 4:17 AM, David Blevins wrote:
>>> I got OpenJPA to run with my JPA code.  So we're looking real good.
>>> On Aug 13, 2006, at 8:24 PM, Aaron Mulder wrote:
>>>> So far, it's just got a TopLink provider, but if people want to  
>>>> copy
>>>> that to create providers for Cayenne or OpenJPA or whatever, that
>>>> would be great.  It basically just needs to have a customized  
>>>> name and
>>>> ClassPath, though I'm assuming any provider we integrate with  
>>>> will be
>>>> compatible with the Geronimo JPA spec JAR (currently
>>>> org.apache.geronimo.specs/geronimo-jpa_3.0_spec/1.0-SNAPSHOT/jar)
>>> OpenJPA and the Geronimo JPA spec jar weren't happy.  Our JPA jar  
>>> had some bad signatures and was missing a few exception classes.   
>>> I fixed those and managed to get OpenJPA to compile and run with  
>>> our JPA jar rather than the CDDL version they use.
>>>> If you try to build and run this, you'll be held up by a couple  
>>>> things:
>>> For me its:
>>>  - Still missing the some JNDI stuff Dain is working on  
>>> (mentioned earlier in the thread).
>>>  - Need the plugin goop
>>> But when that is there, this should run for ejbs or servlets in  
>>> 1.1.1 and maybe 1.1 (should work).
>>>> My goal is to have a release of this plugin with sufficient user
>>>> documentation when G 1.1.1 is released.  It would be great to have
>>>> some open source JPA providers for that release too.
>>>> I also started talking to David B about the JPA work being done in
>>>> OpenEJB, and I think we're agreed that we probably don't need  
>>>> two such
>>>> plugins for G 1.1.x, so hopefully we can work toward a  
>>>> unification as
>>>> we move forward.
>>> I'm sure we can figure something out.  I'll give it some more  
>>> thought tomorrow, time for bed now....zzzzZZZZ
>>> -David

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