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From "arti" <>
Subject RE: API Documentation for "oracle.adfinternal.view.faces" package
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2006 20:43:52 GMT
Hi Adam,

Thanks for details. I have few queries.

If the queries are out of your scope, can you please direct me to
concerned person please? It is critical for us to make a decision for
using ADF or not.

1. Can you elaborate what do you mean by "not part of Public API", when
ADF is declared as donated to Apache under Apache 2.0 lisence? 

2. If the entire source code for "adfinternal" package is already made
available, why not just API docs?

3. Will future versions of ADF Faces NOT be backward-compatible with the
current "early access release" available?

4. Surprisingly this fact is not clearly mentioned on Oracle ADF
website, neither on Apache incubation website. 

5. Due to project urgency, if we are forced to use currnet version of
ADF, we have high risk in upgrading to future versions. What is Oracle's
suggestion for minimizing such upgradation-risk? 

6. When will the entire APIs be "public" with complete API


-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Winer [] 
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: API Documentation for "oracle.adfinternal.view.faces"


We don't generate docs for adfinternal because it is explicitly not part
of our public API - these classes are subject to arbitrary change and
are therefore considered "off-limits" for extension.  For example,
everything under:

... is code that needs to be rewritten inside of:
... and then deleted.

One of the planned projects is extracting a public API out of the
renderkit package (e.g., the AdfRenderingContext and CoreRenderer
classes), and moving them to the public API as part of
oracle.adf.view.faces (or, rather, whatever org.apache package we end up
in), at which point they're publicly supported and documented.

In the meantime, you're free to subclass or use anything inside
oracle.adfinternal, but only on the understanding that your code *will*
break at some point;  features you were relying on might just disappear
without any replacement, etc.

-- Adam

On 3/31/06, arti <> wrote:
> Hi,
> ADF Faces API documentation does not include 
> "oracle.adfinternal.view.faces" package classes. I checked the online 
> version also.
> I need it for writing custom components & renderers.
> Does anyone know why? Where should we get it from?
> Thanks,
> Arti

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