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From Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Make "Whiteboard" accessible through ContentRepository
Date Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:55:15 GMT

On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 5:49 PM, Tobias Bocanegra <tripod@apache.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 2:50 PM, Tobias Bocanegra <tripod@apache.org> wrote:
>>> in case of the LoginModules, that's not possible.
>> But accessing the whiteboard is? I don't see what's special about the
>> whiteboard, it's just a service dependency like any other.
> No, it's a piece of infrastructure, and part of the Oak SPI. I think
> that components should be able to rely on a system wide Whiteboard if
> they want.
> Also, the LoginModules are not 'services' in that sense. they get
> instantiated by JAAS and can only communicate via Callbacks with the
> login context.

The thing I don't understand here is why you'd be able to access the
Whiteboard instance, but not some other service. If it's "not
possible" to access a reference to a normal service, how would it be
possible to access a reference to the Whiteboard?


Jukka Zitting

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