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From "Ruwan Linton" <>
Subject Re: Replacing sun.misc.Service
Date Tue, 02 Dec 2008 11:19:51 GMT
+1 for the proposal

and the OSGi Services and the Service listeners will make it very easy to
pick the mediators using OSGi.

So if we can make an OSGi based mediator finder then we can easily declare
the MediatorFactory as an OSGi service interface (no code changes required
for this), and register the factory implementations as OSGi services. So
that this implementation is going to be just a service listener.


On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 4:20 PM, Paul Fremantle <> wrote:

> There are two problems with sun.misc.Service.
> 1) It isn't standard across JDKs
> 2) We are likely to run into problems in an OSGi environment.
> I personally think that OSGi might provide the long term solution for
> this - it can do the same thing, but I'm not clear if we are ready to
> take a dependency on OSGi in the core at this point. That would mean
> shipping with an OSGi library and therefore choosing which one etc.
> So my proposal is that we do the following:
> We simply create an interface that matches the current Sun interface
> except in our stack:
> package org.apache.synapse.configuration;
> public interface ClassFinder {
>    Iterator findImplementationsOf(Class clazz);
> }
> I renamed the interface and method names because I think the one's
> that Sun uses are frankly confusing.
> Then we can have a line in
> synapse.config.classfinder=org.apache.synapse.config.ClassFinderImplementation
> Initially this implementation could be one of the different plugin
> replacements for sun.misc.Service that works on any JDK. We could also
> write an OSGi version, and we could write a version that say tries
> OSGi first then the old style. Alternatively we could do some other
> method.
> If there are no objections (or suggestions for improvement!) I will
> make these changes over the next day.
> Paul
> --
> Paul Fremantle
> Co-Founder and CTO, WSO2
> Apache Synapse PMC Chair
> OASIS WS-RX TC Co-chair
> blog:
> "Oxygenating the Web Service Platform",
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