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From Jean-Baptiste Onofré ...@nanthrax.net>
Subject Re: CDI annotations in OSGi
Date Sun, 25 Mar 2012 09:19:01 GMT
Hi,

it could be a good addition in Aries. I just wonder if it's not already 
covered by OpenEJB.

Regards
JB

On 03/25/2012 10:59 AM, Christian Schneider wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I have seen the blueprint annotations prototype but the annotations
> there do not seem to be standardized.
>
> I wonder if it would make sense to implement the CDI annotations from
> Java EE. The advantage would be that there is already a lot of
> documentation on how they work and people with Java EE experience would
> already know them. Are there already projects that provide this? Would
> it make sense to implement this in Aries?
>
> As I currently use blueprint a lot I also wonder how well CDI
> annotations would work together with blueprint. CDI seems to also define
> a beans.xml but it is different from blueprint so I am not sure if this
> can be made compatible.
> If I understood CDI correctly then CDI processing is triggered by a
> beans.xml in the META-INF directory. So we might use the existence of a
> OSGI-INF/blueprint/*.xml as a trigger for CDI processing in the
> blueprint context.
>
> Does that make sense? Would CDI annotations be a good alternative to the
> (as far as I know proprietary) blueprint annotations?
>
> Christian
>

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Jean-Baptiste Onofré
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