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From Peter Firmstone <peter.firmst...@zeus.net.au>
Subject Preferred list generation - some thoughts
Date Fri, 22 Jun 2012 06:35:34 GMT
By using a tool taking advantage of bytecode analysis, a developer could 
first annotate the ServiceAPI interface eg: @ServiceAPI,  then the 
bytecode analysis could find all dependencies that exclude the jini 
platform and any other interface (and it's dependencies) that declares 

Every class reachable from @ServiceAPI interfaces would have to be 
considered in the public API namespace, and as such should be excluded 
from preferred lists.

A smart proxy could be annotated with @SmartProxy, then all dependencies 
could be discovered using bytecode analysis, ignoring any classes 
reachable from service api, the jini or java platforms.  This remaining 
classes would be the preferred class list.

This list of preferred classes would never be shared with other proxy's 
or clients, the server service implementation would still depend on 
these classes.

The following Nic's advise, use URL's for all code bases, to avoid 
annotation loss.



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