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From Quintin Beukes <>
Subject Re: Toplink plugin for geronimo
Date Sat, 14 Nov 2009 08:47:54 GMT
It should be worth it as something not shipped, but documented and available.

It will definitely open the door for Toplink apps to be ported to
Geronimo. Even though JPA is a spec not all providers act the same. I
had application written with Toplink and when I started building
OpenEJB unit tests I had to find a way to either get toplink working
in OpenEJB or modify the JPA code to support both. This is especially
true if you use non-JPA features. So having support for Toplink that
can be enabled by just loading a plugin will certainly make some
people happy.

Further, as I understand it, EclipseLink is the new versions of the
free Toplink (Toplink Essentials). It was renamed to EclipseLink. Then
you still get "Toplink" which is Oracle's enterprise grade JPA
provider with much more advanced features like clusters/grids/etc.

Quintin Beukes

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Ashish Jain <> wrote:
> It will be a geronimo plugin which can be installed using the plugin portlet
> or command line.
> This will be only for those user who wants to use toplink as the persistence
> provider with geronimo.
> However the default persistence provider out of the box will still be
> openJPA.
> Thanks
> Ashish
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 8:36 PM, Donald Woods <> wrote:
>> I assume you mean EclipseLink?
>> Seems like more of a users list question, as OpenJPA is the chosen JPA
>> provider for our JavaEE certified assemblies....
>> -Donald
>> Ashish Jain wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> Is it worth to have a toplink plugin for geronimo? Please provide your
>>> comments.
>>> Thanks
>>> Ashish

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