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
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 - 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.
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)?
One other thing - I've logged this as a JIRA issue - is this necessary
/ should it be assigned to me, or anything like that?
Shiva Kumar H R wrote:
Welcome Jon :-)
This is very much needed.
Following discussions will tell you about some of the similar work
One concern as mentioned in http://email@example.com/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.
On 8/15/07, Jonathan Gallimore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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?
Mark Aufdencamp wrote:
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
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Using XDoclet to generate openejb-jar.xml
From: Jonathan Gallimore
Date: Tue, August 14, 2007 7:28 am
Apologies if this has been asked before, but I was wondering whether
anyone uses XDoclet to generate their openejb-jar.xml deployment
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
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
I'd appreciate any thoughts anyone has.
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