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Re: [equinox-dev] Equinox Aspect Incubator

Hi Tom,

We are in the middle of refactoring the adaptor in the org.eclipse.osgi.
We are trying to add hooks to the adaptor implementation to allow the aspect project to add hooks which can do the byte-code weaving. You should look at bug https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=114968
There will be some porting that you need to do once we drop the new
adaptor in.

Thanks for this notice. I already saw the bug report and the other posting regarding the adaptor refactoring. I am currently working on an AJEER-like version based on the new adaptor and I promise to get back to you soon in order to give feedback and/or to request some more stuff... ;-)


-Martin






Tom


equinox-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 02/01/2006 03:09:15 PM:

Hi Arjun,

I'm interested in working on the aspect incubator. Unfortunately the
aspect
incubator web page does not have much information in terms of recent
work.
Can anybody inform me about the state of the project or what the best
place
to start is? Any help is appreciated.
Sorry for the delay in putting up information on the website. The work of the Aspects incubator currently tries to integrate load-time aspect weaving into the Eclipse runtime. Therefore we unify two slightly different approaches (AJEER and AOSGi) to find out the best way to integrate this kind of on-demand aspect weaving into Eclipse.

Having load-time weaving at the runtime level allows you to deploy aspects implemented using AspectJ and AJDT via the plugin/bundle mechanism of the runtime. Those aspects are woven into the system at class-loading time. That means that you do not need to know those plugins/bundles at compile time to weave the aspects into.

For your use-case of aspects it would allow you to put aspects into different plugins/bundles than the affected classes.

The code base is not yet committed into the CVS. We are currently working on a version that works with the latest milestone of Eclipse 3.2. For a first look you might want to take a look at the latest AJEER build for Eclipse 3.1 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ajeer).

Hope this helps!

Best regards,
-Martin

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