Declarative Services Annotations Support

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Stefan Häusler's picture


first of all, thanks for this useful plugin, we used it a lot in the past. Recently, we tried to build a new Eclipse Development environment based on Mars and were "forced" to upgrade to the new 1.2.5 version. Now, all service @Reference annotations deliver compile errors, as we did not define specific unbind methods.

I am curious why this behaviour has been changed?


Peter Nehrer's picture


this behavior was added to notify the user that a corresponding unbind method wasn't found for their reference using the default algorithm, which is typically the use-case. This clearly breaks another use-case -- where the unbind method is intentionally omitted.

I have since published an update (v1.2.6) that addresses this through a new preference -- you can suppress this particular validation on your project or the entire workspace.