I have implemented a new AOP service for Serializable POJOs, Versioned Objects. You can transactionally version an object. If you modify the object within a transaction, this modification is not seen by other transactions. If the tx commits, the changes seen, if a rollback happens the changes are rolled back. On commit, if another tx has modified the object, the tx will rollback (OptimisticLocking).
The way it works is as follows: POJO pojo = new POJO(); pojo = (POJO)org.jboss.aop.plugins.Versioned.makeVersioned(pojo); calling Versioned.makeVersioned creates a proxy that sits in front of the real object. transactionManager.begin(); pojo.callMethod(); when callMethod is invoked since there is a transaction, an interceptor creates a copy of the REAL pojo and does all further invocations on this copy. pojo.someField = 5; If you have field interception turned on, public field will also be accessed via the copy/version tm.commit(); On commit, a tx Synchronization checks to see if the version you have created is the latest and greatest. If not an org.jboss.aop.plugins.OptimisticLockFailure exception is thrown in beforeCompletion. I'm not sure how this exception is wrapped. Some other semantics: 1. All method invocations force a version to be created. You can avoid this by declared class-metadata as follows: <class-metadata name="234234" group="VERSIONED" class="org.jboss.test.aop.bean.VersionedPOJO"> <method name="get.*"> <read-only>true</read-only> </method> </class-metadata> A readonly method will not cause the creation of a version and the current object will be used. An example and unit test is under testsuite/src/main/org/jboss/test/aop/bean/VersionedObjectTester.java The example object VersionedPOJO.java, has 1 interceptor pointcut declared on the class to do Tx stuff. See testsuite/src/resources/aop/META-INF/jboss-aop.xml for more details. What would be nice is to also write a TransactionalLock interceptor for versioned POJO's that have high OptimisticLock failures. Bill ------------------------------------------------------- This SF.net email is sponsored by: The Definitive IT and Networking Event. Be There! NetWorld+Interop Las Vegas 2003 -- Register today! http://ads.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/redirect.pl?keyn0001en _______________________________________________ Jboss-development mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/jboss-development