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From "Alex Boisvert" <boisv...@intalio.com>
Subject Re: JBI and ODE extensions
Date Fri, 07 Dec 2007 19:08:51 GMT
On 12/7/07, Tammo van Lessen <tvanlessen@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I recently started to write some documentation about extension
> activities etc. In doing so I figured that deploying/registering
> extension bundles is not that easy, especially when using the JBI
> variant of Ode.
>
> For the WAR deployment, I think its ok to expect that users are able to
> add a jar to WEB-INF/lib and tweak the ode-axis2.properties file. But
> the JBI deployment is in general more sophisticated.
>
> Do you guys have an idea how to simplify this process? Would it e.g.
> violate the JBI idea to make Ode to understand 2 types of service units
> - normal bpel packages and also extension bundles (classes + descriptor
> for registration). If not, I think this would be a sound solution.


I see extension activities more as an extension of the engine itself rather
than deploying "services" so I would rather define a standard way to package
them with the engine (independent of the IL).  For JBI, that would mean
redeploying the service engine.

alex

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