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From "Christophe Lombart" <>
Subject Re: JCR-Mapper: ClassLoading issues
Date Wed, 06 Sep 2006 09:04:36 GMT
On 9/6/06, Felix Meschberger <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to the JCR-Mapper, so please forgive any stupidity :-)

You are welcome

> I am working on a projects which involves mapping nodes to objects.
> The environment of this project is an OSGi Framework which makes
> extensive use of classloaders and visibility separation.
> Consider now, that I have different classes and their descriptors
> defined in different bundles. It would now be very unpractical to
> export all classes from the defining bundles (which would work in the
> worst case) and even almost impossible to import those classes into
> the bundle, which has the JCR-Mapper classes.
> Currently classes are loaded through Class.forName(String) which just
> takes the class loader of the object placing the call. This call is
> placed from various places though probably, there is some kind of
> central place in the RefelctionUtils class.
> To solve this issue, class loading must probably be completely
> centralized (all users use ReflectionUtils.forName(String)) and
> ReflectionUtils should be somehow configurable to set the classloader
> to use.
> What do you think of this ?

I understand your problem and your solution. Can you contribute
something  :-) ?
I have no time to work on this.  Thanks !

Best regards,


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