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From "Ben Reif (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (AXIS2-4188) JMSSender not extendable
Date Wed, 27 May 2009 15:04:45 GMT


Ben Reif commented on AXIS2-4188:

Sorry to reply so late, I got pulled onto some other projects. We just needed a way to include
additional custom properties onto the JMSMessage, so I was thinking that simply making those
methods protected might be the easiest way to go about it. I do see your point about changing
protected methods and potentially breaking other code. Any of the suggested solutions above
(putting things into a Map in the MessageContext, or simply refactoring the code to provide
extension points) would be an improvement and would probably meet our needs. I'd be happy
to contribute a patch, but at the moment I think all we did was just updated the class files
and made those methods protected so that we could override them in our implementation. It
sounds like that's not the ideal solution though, so we'll probably have to revisit that approach
if one of the above suggestions is implemented. 

One thing that could be done (I think this is one option suggested above) is to add a new
value in JMSConstants:


Then in createJMSMessage() do this before returning the JMS Message:

for(String key:msgContext.getProperties().keySet()){
      setProperty(message, msgContext, key.replaceFirst(JMSConstants.JMS_MESSAGE_PROPERTIES_PREFIX,

By adding a value in the MessageContext that begins with JMS_MESSAGE_PROPERTIES_PREFIX, it
will automatically get included in the JMS Message. The bad thing is that you have to iterate
through all of the MessageContext Properties, but at least you don't have to make those methods
protected. Anyway, just one idea.

> JMSSender not extendable
> ------------------------
>                 Key: AXIS2-4188
>                 URL:
>             Project: Axis 2.0 (Axis2)
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: transports
>    Affects Versions: 1.5, 1.4.1, 1.4
>         Environment: All
>            Reporter: Ben Reif
>            Assignee: Asankha C. Perera
>   Original Estimate: 0.03h
>  Remaining Estimate: 0.03h
> We need to extend the org.apache.axis2.transport.jms.JMSSender class so that we can add
some custom properties to the JMS Message (most likely via the MessageContext. However, the
class is full of private methods which must be copied into a sub-class, and it also uses other
classes such as JMSOutTransportInfo that only have package protected constructors. 
> This class is clearly meant to be extended because you can redefine the implementation
class in the axis2.xml. But rather then just extending it and overridding a method, you have
to jump through hoops and copy a bunch of code to do so. 
> In my opinion this is one of the most frustrating things about using open source code.
Many Apache (and Sun projects as well) have a bad habit of coding everything private, package
protected, or sometimes even making things final! Most open source projects these days are
designed to be extended, but coding things in this way defeats that purpose.  
> Sorry for the long rant and rave, overall I think Axis2 is really great, but could you
keep this in mind moving forward :) , and at least maybe make these methods protected in the
next release:
> JMSSender - 
> private Message createJMSMessage(MessageContext msgContext, Session session)  throws
JMSException {
> }
> private void setProperty(Message message, MessageContext msgCtx, String key){
> }
> private String getProperty(MessageContext mc, String key) {
> }
> private static void handleException(String s) {
> }
> private static void handleException(String s, Exception e) {
> }

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