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From "Shiva Kumar H R" <shiv...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Using XDoclet to generate openejb-jar.xml
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2007 11:55:10 GMT
Hi Jon,
Please see comments inline.

On 8/21/07, Jonathan Gallimore <jgallimore@wav2.com> wrote:
>
>  Hi Shiva,
>
> Thanks for pointing me in the direction of those discussions, I hadn't
> seen them on previous searches. The work I've currently done is an XDoclet
> plugin, and therefore is using XDoclet style annotations at the moment.
>

More is always better ;) . We probably can have both XDoclet & JSR175
annotations and allow users to choose whatever suits their needs best.

I haven't personally done much with EJB3, and hence haven't really had much
> need to use the new JSR-175 annotations, but I certainly think its right to
> consider providing a solution using those as well. I'm quite happy to work
> on something to use JSR-175 annotations too -
>

Thanks. That's very much needed.

I'm not sure how much overlap it'll have with what I've already done, but I
> think it might have some overlap with the work you've already done with the
> plan generation wizard.
>

Please feel free to ask for help.

Currently I only have one Geronimo specific annotation in my XDoclet plugin,
> and I'll need a few more, but largely I've used the standard EJB
> annotations. Presumably the same would apply using JSR-175 annotations, but
> providing Geronimo specific annotations might mean that apps might break on
> other app servers (or could developers get away with including a small jar
> file with the Geronimo annotations in their ear files)?
>

I too have the same concerns. Don't know much about implementation of
annotations. May be others (Tim et al) can comment on this.

One other thing - I've logged this as a JIRA issue - is this necessary /
> should it be assigned to me, or anything like that?
>

Would be good to have a JIRA to track progress. Please assign it to yourself
until you feel you have some code that can go into svn at which time you ask
a committer to assign to themselves and commit the code.

Regards
>
> Jon
>
> Shiva Kumar H R wrote:
>
> Welcome Jon :-)
> This is very much needed.
>
> Following discussions will tell you about some of the similar work
> happening around:
> * http://www.mail-archive.com/dev@geronimo.apache.org/msg39672.html
> * http://www.mail-archive.com/dev@geronimo.apache.org/msg46831.html
> * http://www.mail-archive.com/dev@geronimo.apache.org/msg49216.html
>
> One concern as mentioned in http://www.mail-archive.com/dev@geronimo.apache.org/msg37264.html
> is whether such annotations should be based on XDoclet or JSR-175? With
> EJB 3.0 having JSR-175 annotations, it might be more intuitive for
> developers to have OpenEJB/Geronimo specific annotations also to be based on
> JSR-175. Request you to give a thought on these.
>
> Comments welcome.
>
> - Shiva
>
> On 8/15/07, Jonathan Gallimore <jgallimore@wav2.com> wrote:
> >
> > Jason, Bill, Mark,
> >
> > Many thanks for your responses. I'm currently doing a build of the
> > latest code, and will have a look the deployment generator interface today.
> > At first glance I don't really think its quite what I'm after, I'm really
> > hoping for something that can generate these files for me during my build
> > process without any intervention. If possible I'd also quite like to be able
> > the same app on both JBoss and Geronimo and generate all the deployment
> > descriptors for both at build time.
> >
> > It sounds from your reply, Mark, that what I've done on my XDoclet
> > plugin might be quite helpful. I'm quite happy to develop it further if
> > people find it useful. Presumably its ok if add this to JIRA and assign it
> > to myself and continue working on it?
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Jon
> >
> > Mark Aufdencamp wrote:
> >
> > Jonathan,
> >
> > I have run into this issue as well.  Please see my posts from the
> > Spring.   My research revealed that the OpenEJB XDoclet implementation
> > was indeed for version 1.0 of OpenEJB.  I did not find a release for
> >
> > version 2.0 of OpenEJB.
> >
> > Not having the openejb-jar.xml mappings generated from the source did
> > make managing my Entity Beans a little harrier.  I was able to generate
> > the ejb-jar.xml from the XDoclet annotations, but had to hand develop
> >
> > the openejb-jar.xml from scratch.  It worked, but I'd love to be able to
> > plug-in an XDoclet module and have the base openejb-jar.xml generated.
> > It whould serve as an initial source for a deployment tool utilized by a
> >
> > Server Administrator.  That enables clear seperation of developer and
> > administrator duties, while offering codebase stability and deployment
> > flexibility.
> >
> > Mark Aufdencamp
> >
> > Mark@Aufdencamp.com
> >
> >    -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: Using XDoclet to generate openejb-jar.xml
> > From: Jonathan Gallimore
> > <jgallimore@wav2.com> <jgallimore@wav2.com>
> > Date: Tue, August 14, 2007 7:28 am
> > To: user@geronimo.apache.org
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Apologies if this has been asked before, but I was wondering whether
> > anyone uses XDoclet to generate their openejb-jar.xml deployment
> > descriptors?
> >
> > Currently we're developing for JBoss 4, and are part way through getting
> > our app to deploy on the community edition of Websphere. The J2G
> > migration tool has done an excellent job of migrating our deployment
> > descriptors, but going forward I'd still like to add all the necessary
> > XML stuff for new EJBs using XDoclet rather than hand editing the openejb-jar.xml.
Having hunted around it looks like the openejb task
> > that comes with XDoclet is for a much older version, and only handles
> > session beans.
> >
> > I've started work on an xdoclet plugin that generates a basic openejb-jar.xml for
me, and I was just wondering whether I had missed an
> > existing tool/plugin and was just duplicating work (obviously if I
> > haven't and this is a useful piece of work, I'd be happy to continue and
> > share it).
> >
> > I'd appreciate any thoughts anyone has.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Jon
> >
> >
> >
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