[armedbear-devel] Isolating ABCL in OSGi

Alan Ruttenberg alanruttenberg at gmail.com
Wed May 19 15:41:12 UTC 2010

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Alessio Stalla
<alessiostalla at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Alan Ruttenberg
> <alanruttenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sorry I'm behind on this. In what sense is ABCL "isolated"? For
>> example, in the context of protege, the whole point is to be able to
>> interact with the same objects the protege editor is interactive with.
> That's a matter of correctly configuring the classloaders. I don't
> know if OSGi puts any restriction here, but in general if you make
> sure the ABCL "private" classloader has the Protege one as one its
> ancestors, then ABCL will be able to access all the classes known to
> Protege. If you want to pass live Protege objects to the private ABCL
> world, you'll have to construct some machinery to expose some parts of
> ABCL through a common interface, and get a reference to an instance of
> that interface using reflection.
> Of course, the whole point of all this is to be able to run multiple
> ABCL instances. If you don't have this need, going through all this
> pain is useless.

AFAIK, I only need one.

> Alessio

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