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From Peter Firmstone <j...@zeus.net.au>
Subject Re: MarshalledServiceItem
Date Sat, 05 Feb 2011 10:30:10 GMT
How's this?

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package org.apache.river.api.lookup;

import java.io.IOException;
import net.jini.core.lookup.ServiceRegistrar;
import net.jini.core.lookup.ServiceTemplate;
import net.jini.core.lookup.ServiceItem;
import org.apache.river.api.util.ResultStream;

 * Defines an extension interface to the lookup service, for use on 
large or
 * global networks such as the internet or low bandwidth networks. 
 * The interface is not a remote interface; each implementation of the
 * lookup service exports proxy objects that implement the
 * StreamServiceRegistrar interface local to the client, using an
 * implementation-specific protocol to communicate with the actual remote
 * server.  All of the proxy methods obey normal RMI remote interface
 * semantics except where explicitly noted.  Two proxy objects are equal if
 * they are proxies for the same lookup service.  Every method invocation
 * (on both StreamServiceRegistrar and ServiceRegistration) is atomic with
 * respect to other invocations.
 * The StreamServiceRegistrar is intended to perform the same function
 * as the ServiceRegistrar, but with the ability to return results as a
 * stream, so memory consumption is minimised at the client and network
 * communication is minimised between the client and lookup service server.
 * All clients utilising ServiceRegistrar, should switch to the
 * StreamServiceRegistrar.
 * @see ServiceRegistrar
 * @see PortableServiceRegistrar
 * @see ServiceRegistration
 * @author Peter Firmstone
 * @since 2.2.0
public interface StreamServiceRegistrar extends ServiceRegistrar{

     * Returns a ResultStream that provides access to 
     * instances.  The ResultStream terminates with a null value.  The 
     * stream may be infinite, or limited by an integer limit value.
     * A ServiceClasspathSubItem implementation instance is a 
ServiceItem that
     * contains only Objects that are resolvable on the local classpath,
     * this is useful for clients to perform filtering before requiring a
     * download of the actual ServiceItem.
     * The ResultStream should be closed once the desired service has been
     * found, or services have been processed.
     * @param tmpl template to match
     * specified template
     * @param maxBatchSize held locally, larger batch sizes reduce network
     * traffic, but may delay processing locally depending on 
     * @param limit - Zero for infinite, otherwise limits the number of 
     * results.
     * @return ResultStream containing ServiceItem's
     * @throws java.io.IOException
     * @see ServiceItem
     * @see ServiceClasspathSubItem
     * @see ResultStream
     * @see ServiceResultStreamFilter
     * @see ResultStreamUnmarshaller
     * @since 2.2.0
    ResultStream lookup(ServiceTemplate tmpl, Class[] entryClasses,
            int maxBatchSize, int limit)  throws IOException;

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