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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject SPIs and components (was: Re: Bootstrapping the classlibrary builds)
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2005 09:50:04 GMT
Rodrigo Kumpera wrote:
> One thing is not clear to me with this modularity thing is where the
> SPIs/AWT Peers fit in. Will the default implementation live within the
> bundle that containts the API or on it own?

The short answer is that we get to choose.  In either case, the SPIs
would be exported from the component so that others can extend it
whether they are playing the component game or not.

> BTW, as these are interfaces published by Sun/JCP, we could use classpath's.

Indeed, people can choose any compliant provider implementation, open or



Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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