Re: DbEntity Comments

From: Malcolm Edgar (
Date: Thu Feb 01 2007 - 16:35:59 EST

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    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 <> 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...
    > Ari
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