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From "Asankha C. Perera" <>
Subject Re: Implementing long-running things in Synapse
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2007 15:56:16 GMT

For some reason I get a feeling that mediators should not play around 
with threads... So let me propose something else instead.. we create a 
Quartz/Timer transport that can kick off a sequence at a specified interval?


Paul Fremantle wrote:
> We previously discussed allowing mediators to get warning about when
> they get initialized. I was hoping to misuse this to start up work
> items in Synapse. I realize that was a bit of a hack, so I have a new
> idea:
> * Have a startup part of the config where you can define some classes
> that get called at startup and shutdown of Synapse. Each class must
> implement some kind of startup()/init() method and corresponding
> shutdown.
> * The call gets passed a SynapseEnvironment
> * We add access to the underlying threadpool into the
> SynapseEnvironment so that these classes can start threads or work
> items.
> This could make it easy to do things like poll filesystems and inject
> new messages. Much simpler than implementing a full Axis2 transport.
> Paul

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