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From Sachin Patel <>
Subject Re: Eclipse Tooling for Geronimo 2.0
Date Tue, 20 Feb 2007 14:28:22 GMT
Hi Shiva,

There hasn't been much positive feedback around it, but I still  
strongly believe there is value around geronimo specific  
annotations.  If not yet used by the runtime, having them atleast for  
development purposes would be great.  Is this something you could  
look into? Currently in the sandbox there are some geronimo specific  
annotations but there are xdoclet based.  Perhaps this work could be  
ported over to 175 by creating an annotation processes for them.   
(There are extensions in the Eclipse Platform to allow to create  
processors for 175 annotations).  If we could have a working  
prototype of something like this then we could perhaps better  
evaluate the need for it.

So for now the question regarding 175 specific annotations for  
Geronimo breaks down into two peices..

(1) Provide 175 annotations that the annotation processor would run  
against during a workspace build that would generate the necessary  
xml (like xdoc today)
(2) Runtime -- Allow geronimo specific 175 annotations that are not  
processed in the IDE, but referenced and resolve at runtime.  (Like  
all the rest of the JEE annotations)


On Feb 20, 2007, at 6:56 AM, Shiva Kumar H R wrote:

> Meanwhile I am looking at what are the community's plans towards  
> Geronimo 2.0 Deployment Plans and the required support we might  
> have to provide in DevTools.
> Given that Java EE 5 Annotations now makes the use of XML  
> deployment descriptors optional (except for the deployment  
> descriptor required by servlet specification in web.xml I think),  
> what could be our strategies towards Geronimo Deployment Plans?
> Are we going to retain the XML structure for our deployment plans?  
> or Are we going to create Geronimo specific Annotations for them?  
> This was asked earlier also but didn't receive any notice then:  
> -- 
> Thx,
> Shiva
> On 2/19/07, Hernan Cunico <> wrote:
> Great news!!! can't wait to give it try ;-)
> Cheers!
> Hernan
> Sachin Patel wrote:
> > So I think now is a good time as any to bring up discussion  
> around our
> > Eclipse Tooling delivery for Geronimo 2.0.  It would be great if  
> we can
> > provide a tooling driver for this milestone unlike last so that  
> we can
> > provide our users and end to end solution.  The last time I tried to
> > work on a driver I was blocked by a critical Eclipse defect,  
> which has
> > now been delivered to a stable milestone driver so I should be  
> able to
> > pick up work back up on this again.  I'm going to start by just  
> getting
> > a driver out that uses WTP 2.0 and adds Geronimo 2.0 as a runtime  
> and
> > server.  I'm not going to focus on any of the editor support for the
> > Geronimo 2.0 schemas yet.  Last time I chose EMF as the underlying
> > modeling framework for our deployment plans, but this time for
> > simplicity purposes I think we should consider to just pull in an  
> use
> > the XML Beans generated code as-is.
> >
> > I'm not at all familiar with what has changed in WTP or its EE5
> > capabilities.  So once I have provide this driver, it would be  
> great if
> > we people could pick it up and run with it to see what additional
> > features from an EE side of things are needed.  WTP is still under
> > development and I'm sure then more than willing to squeeze in
> > requirements from our community.
> >
> > -sachin
> >
> >

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