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From Rick McGuire <>
Subject Re: Blueprint, gbeans, and activemq
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2010 12:36:22 GMT
On 2/8/2010 3:48 AM, David Jencks wrote:
> I've discovered that there's a timing problem using bueprint in 
> geronimo.  Blueprint uses a separate thread to fire up the beans in a 
> bundle, whereas geronimo uses the calling thread to start a 
> configuration.  This means that if a gbean needs something supplied by 
> a blueprint bean in an "earlier" configuration, there's no guarantee 
> the blueprint stuff will have been processed at all yet.
Is your dependency actually on the entire blueprint configuration or on 
individual services that the configuration is exporting?  It would seem 
more appropriate to wait on the dependent service rather than on the 
entire blueprint configuration.

> A simple way to deal with this is with a WaitForBlueprintGBean that 
> registers as a BlueprintListener and blocks until it gets a 
> BlueprintEvent indicating that the blueprint stuff either started or 
> failed to start.
> While all comments are welcome, I'd appreciate it if Jarek or Rick 
> could take a look to see if I missed any events that need to be 
> considered.  The new class is 
> framework/modules/geronimo-blueprint/src/main/java/org/apache/geronimo/blueprint/

> I put this in a new module since we may not want a dependency on 
> blueprint-api for every module in geronimo.  The only other place that 
> seems reasonable to me is geronimo-system but this will drag in 
> blueprint everywhere.
> Anyway.....  with the help of this gbean, slightly modified aries 
> blueprint, xbean-blueprint, karaf modified to use aries blueprint, and 
> a couple minor activemq changes to eliminate needless spring-isms, I 
> appear to have an activemq broker starting up under blueprint, and our 
> regular activemq-ra connector starting.  I plan to work on getting all 
> these bits committed or into patches.
> thanks
> david jencks

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