I think the requirements for user properties (CAY-400) and
comments/description (CAY-659) are different.
While CAY-400 could be used to support comments, and other things like
meta-data, I think getting the comments/description done as a modeler
enhancement is better done separately. Editing a simple description
field will be easier to use than arbitrary lists of user defined
The danger with CAY-400 is the use-cases/requirements are pretty
vague, making it hard to dermine what's needed. I think this is why
this feature has stalled.
Adding description fields to the Modeler is a much simpler
requirement, which shouldn't be stalled as well.
Regarding the design, loading the comments only when using the modeler
sounds fine to me. I can't imagine people pasting a Word document into
a 30 character length text field, however I could be wrong.
regards Malcolm Edgar
On 2/1/07, Aristedes Maniatis <ar..sh.com.au> wrote:
> On 01/02/2007, at 9:28 PM, Andrus Adamchik wrote:
> > We are talking about BLOBS of text. Consider people using this for
> > javadocs, with each attribute having a 100 char comment field. For
> > the model of 50 entities with 20 attributes each, we have (50 +
> > 50*20) * 100 = 102K. Not crucial, but still keeping this stuff
> > around in runtime seems wrong. Those things add up over time,
> > resulting in framework becoming heavier with every new release.
> Not to mention it might contain private notes we may not want in a
> public release of a product. I don't want our entity documentation
> released to the world.
> How about a velocity(?) script which could strip some parts of the
> XML file for deployment? As long as they were easily identifiable, we
> could even put a little regex into our main ant build script for
> deploying the application.
> On the other hand, a separate config file for comments would make
> this easier...
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