Integrating it in CDI lifecycle through an event allow CDI users to still use it in the right phase of the container boot so it is still important IMO and avoid all users to have their own custom listener for it - @Initialized(AppScoped.class). Also allow to enrich the API through the event itself making things smoother IMO.

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2015-08-25 18:58 GMT+02:00 Nigel Deakin <>:
On 25/08/2015 17:35, Romain Manni-Bucau wrote:
well was thinking to both but I see it really nice to not rely only on annotation - and aligned with most specs - since
sometimes you just want to either be able to rely on a loop or a custom config to register your listeners. Annotations
are too rigid for such cases.

Obviously, if users don't want to use CDI (or MDBs, which are also declarative), then they would use the normal JMS API. The existing API to register an async message listener isn't good enough, and we may improve it in JMS 2.1, but that's not something that I'd want to bother the people on cdi-dev with.