[javaee-spec users] Re: [jsr342-experts] Re: Configuration

From: Pete Muir <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 09:46:37 +0100

On 21 Jul 2011, at 23:05, Bill Shannon wrote:

> Pete Muir wrote on 07/21/2011 04:03 AM:
> ...
>>>> I think the CDI EG would be happy to explore this, were it to be sanctioned by the EE EG and not just deemed a waste of time from the start.
>>> I don't think anyone has suggested that it's a waste of time from the start.
>>> But if all you end up with is a different syntax for doing exactly the same
>>> things we can already do, it probably will be a waste of time. It's important
>>> to understand what the larger goal is.
>>> For example, if the larger goal is to consolidate all the deployment descriptors
>>> into a single deployment descriptor that supports vendor-specific extensions,
>>> let's find out if that's what developers want.
>> Ok, well the offer stands - let us know if you want to explore a XML syntax for CDI 1.1 :-)
> I think it's pretty much up to you and your expert group at this point.
> It seems unlikely to me that we could apply this outside of CDI for EE 7,
> but I can see some advantages to gaining experience with this new approach
> in CDI for EE 7. But maybe you think you've got enough experience with
> this in Seam Config? And maybe you've already got plenty of other things
> to do for CDI 1.1?
> Let us know what *you* think should be done!

It's something that will add real value to CDI, and complete one of the large gaps. So, if there is a good chance of it being supported at the platform level I will advocate to the CDI EG that we add this to the schedule, and I will find some time to spend on it.

> And of course I'd love to hear from others on *this* expert group!