project is proud to announce its 0.2 release. Glyph is a set of utilities and annotations to speed up development for Jini-enabled applications. J2SE5.0 annotations are used for automatic service creation and creation of smart proxies for remote objects, and generation of associated Jini configuration files.
A number of utilities have been written to help manage exported objects, and ease service initialization. This release adds a number of features such as ServiceUI annotations for binding Java GUIs to Services, pack200 jars for compressing mobile code and 3rd party libraries, and a first cut of a dependency injection engine that uses Jini configuration files.
This release factors in a number of changes including:
- No need to specify administrable on the @Service implementation class
- Moved packages from net.java.dev.glyph to org.jini.glyph
- @LocalService for Fully Local Services
- @ServiceUI - automatic creation of UIFactories and binding directly into the Service creation, by adding Annotation to a GUI component
- @Injection - Dependency Injection engine (still under development)
- AttributeBuilder - new class for dealing with Entries added on to service creation in code.
- Integration with classdepandjar (which resolves class dependencies at build time)
- Creation of classdepandjar buildfile for automatically creating the service dl file
- Clean up processor for aggregating entities at the end of Apt processing
- HyperJars (hjars) - reduces and combines jars and 3rd party libraries down to a single file of about 20% of total size of originaljars
- hjar: and pack: URL handlers
- PatchInstaller to patch hjar: and pack: handlers into jsk-resources.
- HyperJarBuilderTask - Ant task automated to take classdep output and generate the hjar