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From Peter Firmstone <j...@zeus.net.au>
Subject Re: Maven repository Entry was Re: Codebase service?
Date Wed, 26 May 2010 05:08:58 GMT
Gregg Wonderly wrote:
> Gregg Wonderly wrote:
>> Dennis Reedy wrote:
>>> On May 25, 2010, at 1156AM, Patrick Wright wrote:
>>>>  I myself would just
>>>> like to see River move away from the idea that dynamic download via
>>>> codebase services is a requirement, more or less, of using Jini, and
>>>> to provide a reasonable/workable alternative for those that don't need
>>>> it.
>>> Sums up the entire impetus to this thread, well said!
>> We all know that there are references to java.rmi.* in various parts 
>> of what Jini is.  But, the plugability of RMIClassLoaderSPI (and now 
>> my changes to remove dependency on the system class loader resolving 
>> the replacement SPI), it has always been possible for the 
>> "annotation" to be pretty arbitrarily resolved to mean whatever.
>> The real problem is that the annotation is untyped.  What I'd like to 
>> suggest, is that we amend some of my work to include a typed 
>> annotation which could actually be contained in a Map that might look 
>> like Map<String,List<A>> that would allow multiple types of 
>> annotations to be used.  The key to the map, should be the class name 
>> of the replacement CodebaseClassAccess implementation.
>> Then we could put <A> on CodebaseClassAccess as the annotation type 
>> provide a bit richer opportunity to really compartmentalize and fully 
>> qualify how annotations are used.
>> Thoughts?
> As I go look at the code regarding this, I see that the implementation 
> details don't make this so easy because CodebaseAccessClassLoader is a 
> singleton and the types are thus fixed.  I need to look at this more.
> Gregg Wonderly
Thanks Gregg, that's much appreciated.


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