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From "Patrick Linskey" <>
Subject RE: Repository structure
Date Thu, 04 May 2006 18:43:53 GMT
> Just curious...  How are these previous jdk levels supported 
> with the JPA spec?  There are various features of JDK 5 that 
> are being used within the JPA interfaces and spec (ie. 
> annotations, generics, enums, ClassFileTransformers, etc).  
> How will the OpenJPA implementation support these features in 
> jdk 1.3 and jdk 1.4?  Or, are these older levels of the jdk 
> supported just for the kernel?

The older levels are just supported for the kernel.

> Which, if that's the case, then is the kernel useable by 
> itself?  Is there some level of base function (regardless of 
> the persistence personality being developed -- jdo, jpa, etc) 
> provided by the kernel?

Yes, but it's not really a user-focused API set. IOW, it's not easy to
use a Broker / BrokerFactory without some sort of facade. Really, it's
designed to have one or more APIs on top of it.

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