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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Couple of newbie questions
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2008 18:44:20 GMT
Hi David,

I can't point you to the code offhand, but we're always looking for  
contributions that make OpenJPA easier (or in your case even possible)  
to use.


On Feb 6, 2008, at 3:04 AM, David Goodenough wrote:

> I recently came across OpenJpa, and it looks like it might be a good  
> fit
> for my application (well actually I have a number of similar apps).   
> I had
> previously looked at using Sql2Java but that is not following  
> standards
> (JPA) and as a project seems to be come and go.
> But on first inspection there were a couple of things that I could not
> work out how to do, mainly with ReverseMappingTool (I have existing  
> DBs
> to use).
> 1) I need the beans that are generated to have PropertyChange support,
> but I can not find an option that enables this.  Although I am not  
> using this
> in an EJB environment, given that EJBs are a large part of openjpa's
> existance this seems odd.  I actually need PropertyChange support as  
> I am
> using BeansBinding (JSR-296).
> 2) I need the ability for the generated bean to be declared as  
> extending
> an existing class.
> Now with both of these I could go in and modify the generated source  
> code
> myself, but in at least one case I have around 100 tables and the  
> thought
> of this not being an automated process is not good.
> If neither of these are possible in the existing code, is there any
> objection to my adding both of these and submitting a patch?  If  
> this is
> the route I am to follow, can anyone point me in the right direction  
> as to
> where to look for the bits of ReverseMappingTool that generate the  
> getters and
> setters, and generate the class header?
> David

Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
408 276-5638
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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