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From Jan-Kees van Andel <>
Subject RE: Scanning for annotated classes in MyFaces 2
Date Wed, 07 Jan 2009 12:40:07 GMT

I can help you with it if you want to. I find it an interesting subject.
If you could just point me to the main scanner classes and methods in Shale,
I'll find my way from there.


Mario Ivankovits wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jan-Kees van Andel []
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 8:15 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Scanning for annotated classes in MyFaces 2
>> It might be smart to put this Shale code in a separate project. For
>> example
>> in Commons, since there are several Apache projects that need to scan
>> for
>> annotations, like EJB3 and JPA projects.
> Yeah, I thought the same too.
> What would be great would be some sort of "annotation scanner" where you
> can register a "scanning job" for system startup so that the classpath
> scanning has to take place only once and the scanning jobs get called back
> about the results.
> Sure, if a scanning job registers something like "**" all packages get
> scanned and startup time is slow again, but this is on the responsibility
> of the developer then.
> I can help to startup a commons sandbox project and to work out a
> specification for the library, but my spare time for coding is very low
> :-(
> Ciao,
> Mario

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