[forge-dev] Persistence Model Generator

Lincoln Baxter, III lincolnbaxter at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 17:04:27 EDT 2011


Good questions. I think #2 would probably be the easiest, but we could offer
#1 as an alternative for those who don't want to use the maven build plugin.

I think #3 would probably be the most robust for future use. What kinds of
methods are you thinking of including for the facet?


On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 3:41 PM, Ken Finnigan <ken at kenfinnigan.me> wrote:

> Hey Lincoln,
> Have been working on adding JPA model generation to the persistence plugin
> over the last few days and have been mulling over the best way to implement
> it and wanted to get your thoughts.
> I see that there are a few possibilities:
> 1) Call the NativeMethodExec utility to call javac for running annotation
> processing only.
> 2) Add an annotation processing profile to the pom as part of the install
> of the plugin (if they select they want model gen), and then performing the
> model gen would execute the maven to process and generate annotations
> 3) An extension of 2 would be to make an AnnotationProcessorFacet, and then
> do 2 as a Maven implementation of that facet.
> After thinking about it today I think 3 seems the most flexible, but wanted
> to get your thoughts.
> Thanks
> Ken

Lincoln Baxter, III
"Keep it Simple"
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