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EclipseLink 2.4.0 Development Plans

This page is a working document for what is being planned and developed for EclipseLink 2.4.0, which is scheduled for fall/winter 2011.


  • JPA
      • Enhanced Schema Provisioning: Schema upgrade to handle application version upgrades. Upon request the Schmea will be extended to add additional tables, columns, indexes.
    • MetadataSource support for PU Properties: During the bootstrap of a JPA persistence unit the Metadatasource will provide additional PU properties that can come from an external source to customize the PU properties used in the EntityManagerFactory creation.
    • JPA 2.1: Provide early access to some of the JPA 2.1 defined features. This will dependend on the progres sthe expert group makes.
  • DBWS
    • RESTful JPA: Provide a JAX-RS solution for easily making a JPA persistence unit available through REST calls.

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