Merlin Standalone Example

This example shows how to start up Merlin in your own "main" class.

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package tutorial;

import java.io.File;
import java.util.Map;

import org.apache.avalon.repository.Artifact;
import org.apache.avalon.repository.provider.Builder;
import org.apache.avalon.repository.provider.Factory;
import org.apache.avalon.repository.provider.InitialContextFactory;
import org.apache.avalon.repository.provider.InitialContext;
import org.apache.avalon.repository.main.DefaultInitialContextFactory;
import org.apache.avalon.repository.Artifact;

/**
 * An example of the embedding of a merlin kernel inside a main 
 * method.  The objective of the example is to demonstrate a 
 * simple embedded scenario.
 */
public class Main 
{
    public static void main( String[] args ) throws Exception
    {
        //
        // Create the initial context factory.  This establishes
        // the application group from which properties will
        // be resolved. It also provides operations supporting 
        // customization of the application environment.
        //

        InitialContextFactory initial = 
          new DefaultInitialContextFactory( "merlin" );
        File home = initial.getHomeDirectory();
        initial.setCacheDirectory( new File( home, "system" ) );
        InitialContext context = initial.createInitialContext();

        //
        // Using the initial context we can now load any repository 
        // application using an artifact specification. Meta 
        // information associated with the artifact is used to 
        // construct the classloader that the application needs in 
        // order to execute.
        //

        String spec = "artifact:merlin/merlin-impl#3.3-SNAPSHOT";
        Artifact artifact = Artifact.createArtifact( spec );
        Builder builder = context.newBuilder( artifact );

        //
        // With the classloader established we can go ahead and 
        // and get the application factory.  The factory has already
        // been parameterized with defaults derived from properties
        // based on the application group. We can provide 
        // overriding values by setting the factory criteria to
        // application specific values following which we instantiate 
        // the application.
        // 

        Factory factory = builder.getFactory();
        Map criteria = factory.createDefaultCriteria();
        factory.create( criteria );
    }
}

MerlinStandaloneExample (last edited 2009-09-20 23:16:35 by localhost)