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Weld 3.1.2.Final

2019-8-6   release   Matej Novotny

Weld 3.1.2.Final is coming along with Weld API 3.1.SP1. It is another small release bringing in mainly bugfixes. One notable thing is that thanks to guys from Jetty, Weld 3.1.2.Final is ready to operate with lastest Jetty 9 as well as upcoming Jetty 10. Other than that we have tried to address some dodgy issues with possible race conditions and leaks - see for yourself!

Fixes and improvements:

  • Weld API/SPI

    • Fixed possible leak in Jandex index through SimpleServiceRegistry (WELD-2592)

      • This could only happen on application server supporting Jandex index and was only noticeable with a lot of application deployed at the same time

  • Weld Core

    • Fixed a case where some context event notification wouldn’t trigger observers due to race condition (WELD-2557)

    • Fixed rare IllegalAccessError problem during interception when methods had (package) private parameters from different methods (WELD-2583)

      • Such methods are now automatically ignored when creating intercepted subclasses

    • Attempted to fix a race condition that could happen when trying to concurrently initiate conversation ID generator (WELD-2585)

    • Weld now correctly disregards synthetic methods when considering proxyability (WELD-2586)

    • Correction to beans.xml parses when using Weld namespace (WELD-2591)

  • Weld SE

    • Improved classpath scanning to account for manifest file entries (WELD-2589)

    • javax.enterprise.inject.scan.implicit=true and org.jboss.weld.se.archive.isolation=false now work together correctly (WELD-2590)

  • Weld Servlet

    • Update Weld to new Jetty integration model prior to Jetty release (WELD-2587)

      • Weld 3.1.2.Final is ready to roll with to-be-released Jetty 9.4.x as well as Jetty 10.x

      • Of course we also kept legacy support in place, so even older version will still run

WildFly Patch

This time around, the patch for WildFly 17.0.1.Final is available.

If you’re not familiar with patching WildFly, check the FAQ.


Weld 3.1.1.Final

2019-5-7   release   Matej Novotny

Weld 3.1.1.Final is out, it is a rather small nonetheless important maintenance release. There is bunch of fixes present here; notably one for context propagation API that could cause some headaches with context seemingly not propagating. Moving on, we also have some improvements to asynchronous events on default executors or ordering on ProcessAnnotatedType events.

Fixes and improvements:

  • Weld API/SPI

  • Weld Core

    • WeldAlterableContext#clearAndSet() was incorrectly leaving some caches behind (WELD-2566)

    • Fix serializability issue with intercepted session beans having private methods (WELD-2574)

    • Asynchronous event notification on default executor should preserve TCCL (WELD-2573)

    • Fix ordering of ProcessAnnotatedType events via @Priority (WELD-2568)

    • Small optimization for distributed environment when bean index is empty (WELD-2577)

    • Custom InjectionTarget now invokes any present dispose() (WELD-2580)

    • Align behaviour of self-invocation of otherwise intercepted method from within private final observer method (WELD-2571)

  • Weld SE

    • Allow to specify custom DiscoveryStrategy via service loader mechanism (WELD-2578)

  • Other

    • Update tooling around documentation builds (WELD-2564)

    • Update JBoss classfilewriter to newer version working on JDK 12 (WELD-2572)

    • Fix Probe functional tests on latest Firefox (WELD-2579)

WildFly Patch

This time around, the patch for WildFly 16.0.0.Final is available.

If you’re not familiar with patching WildFly, check the FAQ.


Weld 3.1.0.Final

2019-2-6   release   Matej Novotny

Weld 3.1.0.Final and Weld API 3.1.Final are now up for grabs. What’s in it for you?

There are quite a few new things in the mix - InterceptionFactory improvements, new API clases and methods, improvements to class defining for integrators in preparation for JDK 12. We now also support CDI context propagation between threads; there is a whole new SPI that allows users and/or frameworks to propagate request, session or conversation contexts. Last but no least, there are bug fixes, so let’s get right into it!

Note
Integrators (WildFly, Liberty, GlassFish, …​) will have to adjust to the changes made in SPI. Those are, most notably, the removal of long deprecated methods (WELD-2558) and reworked ProxyServices which now delegate class defining responsibility to the integrator (WELD-2556). This is crucial for Weld to operate on newer JDKs (12) and while Weld will work with the old approach for now, we will eventually fully swap to this new SPI.

Fixes and improvements:

  • Weld API/SPI

    • Added API to allow for CDI context propagation between threads (WELD-2497)

      • New API class was introduced (WeldAlterableContext), this class offers methods to manipulate context state

      • You can now propagate Request, Session and Conversation contexts between threads as they all implement WeldAlterableContext

      • This comes with certain limitations and is mostly designed for frameworks which would do this for you (such as MicroProfile Concurrency) but anyone can use it

      • For more information, please glance at this part of Weld documentation

    • WeldManager, providing extra methods over what BeanManager offers, is now an injectable bean (WELD-2538)

    • WeldManager now offers new util methods allowing you to easily grab active contexts

      • This is mainly for the purpose of context propagation as it also allows you to grab all active contexts that support it

    • WeldManager can now be used to check if any given context is active without having to care about exceptions (WELD-2537)

    • Added new SPI for class defining, deprecated old approach in ProxyServices (WELD-2556)

      • Integrators will have to implement this new API to be able to operate on JDK 12+

      • Weld now delegates class defining to integrators in order to avoid having to crack open ClassLoader methods

      • Previously, integrators provided ClassLoader instance which Weld then used to invoke defineClass() methods

      • We now ask integrators to invoke those methods themselves while providing them with all the necessary bits for doing so

    • Remove deprecated parts of API/SPI (WELD-2558)

      • Lots of unused and long deprecated methods were removed, should have no effect on code as those weren’t used anyway (most of them since Weld 3.0.0)

  • Weld Core

    • Weld will now log a WARNING if you try to register an invalid qualifier (WELD-2522)

    • You can now use InterceptionFactory with an interface as a parameter (WELD-2550, WELD-2533)

      • This means the proxy class will be based off an interface which is by definition always proxyable

      • You can therefore even supply an unproxyable implementation and it will still work

      • Note that this is experimental feature with some limitations to it, see Weld docs for more details

    • Correct atomic behaviour in RequestContextController (WELD-2536)

    • Fix rare race condition in ConcurrentValidator (WELD-2545)

    • Small correction to interceptor resolution when they have no bindings (WELD-2521)

    • Enforce consistent behaviour between AnnotatedType and WithAnnotations in regards to default methods (WELD-2551)

    • All proxy-specific methods added by Weld now have more complex names to avoid (very rare) method clashes (WELD-2508)

    • Lower logging level of InterceptorLogger.unableToDetermineInterceptedBean() from WARN to INFO (WELD-2546)

  • Weld SE

    • You can now extend the set of bean defining annotations in Weld SE (WELD-2523)

      • This is handy for when you have discovery on and want custom beans automatically picked up while still avoiding the all discovery mode

    • Fix bug in handling JAR dependencies added onto classpath where you could accidentally add more packages than desired (WELD-2535)

    • Correct ALLOW_OPTIMIZED_CLEANUP configuration key value (WELD-2547)

    • When running with SecurityManager enabled, Weld will now refuse to use ForkJoinPool for startup and will pick different pool instead (WELD-2517)

  • Probe development tool

    • Make sure ProbeExtension has priority over any other existing extensions (WELD-2524)

  • Other

    • Stabilize testsuite and make sure dependencies are EE 8 based (WELD-2519, WELD-2553)

    • Documentation has been updated to reflects EE 8 versions of servers (WELD-2529)

    • Documented all changes coming to Weld API in 3.1 update (WELD-2540)

    • Re-enable SpotBugs code quality checking on JDK 11+ (WELD-2544)

    • Upgraded WildFly Arquillian adapter to 2.1.1.Final (WELD-2543)

    • Revisit testing on Jetty (WELD-2528)

    • We are now regularly testing with JDK 11 and looking into JDK 12 testing

WildFly Patch

This time around, the patch for WildFly 15.0.1.Final is available.

If you’re not familiar with patching WildFly, check the FAQ.


Weld 2.4.8.Final

2018-9-26   release   Matej Novotny

Weld 2 has entered maintenance mode with its 2.4.7.Final release earlier this year. Now we are coming with a maintenance release containing fixes to several nuisances you might have come across.

Notable fixes and improvements:

  • Weld Core:

    • Opt-in enhancement in HTTP session replication, more eager approach (WELD-1130)

      • Note that WildFly does not need to use this

    • AfterTypeDiscovery did not allow to remove declared interceptors/decorators/alternatives correctly (WELD-2479)

    • Corrected decorator subclass creation when said decorator overrides only default method (WELD-2501)

    • Avoid optimizing self invocation of private methods in order to avoid IllegalAccessError(WELD-2506)

    • Allow interception of abstract, package-private classes with public methods (WELD-2507)

    • Fix interception of overriden generic methods invoked via superclass (WELD-2514)

    • Implement reflection fallback for qualifier loading when there are multiple instances of the class in the deployment (WELD-2531)

    • Fixed possible race condition appearing during bean index creation (WELD-2532)

  • Weld SE

    • Fix NPE which could occur if trying to intercept a method called by constructor (WELD-2473 and WELD-2478)

  • Other

    • Correction to licenses in Probe (WELD-2480)

WildFly Patch

As usual, a patch for WildFly 11.0.0.Final is available. If you’re not familiar with patching WildFly, check the FAQ.


Weld 3.0.5.Final

2018-7-26   release   Matej Novotny

Weld 3.0.5.Final is here and hand in hand with it comes Weld API 3.0.SP4. And in case you missed it, there was CDI 2.0.SP1 release as well. It comes with few security manager related fixes and Weld is of course compliant with it. If you are running on a servlet or in SE, you may need to update it yourself, in case of EE it usually falls to the server to update this dependency for you.

Note
This time around we are not providing a patch for WildFly 13 as there were major changes blocking us from doing so. However, Wildfly 14 will contain all of the above updates - Weld core, Weld API, CDI API - so keep an eye out for its release!

As for updates and fixes, we keep looking at JDK 11 and have done another round of fixing to keep up with adjustments and removals going on in JDK. There is a bunch of interceptor/decorator fixes for those of you who indulge in using complex class hierarchies with abstractions, generics and default methods. So let’s take a look at them all, shall we?

Fixes and improvements:

  • Weld Core

    • Fixed possible race condition appearing during bean index creation (WELD-2492)

    • Avoid creating unnecessary bean metatada for anonymous and local classes (WELD-2498)

    • Corrected decorator subclass creation when said decorator overrides only default method (WELD-2501)

    • Avoid optimizing self invocation of private methods in order to avoid IllegalAccessError (WELD-2506)

    • Allow interception of abstract, package-private classes with public methods (WELD-2507)

    • Fix interception of overriden generic methods invoked via superclass (WELD-2514)

    • Implement reflection fallback for qualifier loading when there are multiple instances of the class in the deployment (WELD-2250)

    • Make conversation ID parameter detection more robust (WELD-2512)

  • Weld SE

    • Make default StartMain more container friendly by exiting with error code should an exception appear (WELD-2502)

      • There is also a follow-up custom exception handling proposal if you want to glance at it (WELD-2503)

    • Fix possible NPE coming from beans.xml merging in complex Weld SE deployment scenarios (WELD-2515)

  • JDK 9/10 and onwards

    • WeldProvider moved to servlet core module to align it with how Jigsaw handles services (WELD-2435)

    • Fixed SE/Servlet resource loading behavior when ForkJoinPool is used on JDK 9+ (WELD-2494)

    • Review executability of Weld examples on JDK 10+ (WELD-2495)

    • Update to JBoss Classfilewriter 1.2.3.Final which is JDK 11 compliant (WELD-2509)

    • If running in JPMS, remove dependency on java.desktop to shrink the footprint (WELD-2504)

  • Probe development tool

    • Probe now recognizes BeforeDestroyed event (WELD-2500)

  • Other

    • We are now looking at testing Weld with JDK 11 on a regular basis and have taken steps to ensure it works (WELD-2516)

    • Updated patching profiles for Weld 3 and WFLY, the process is now more automated and configurable (WELD-2491)

    • OSGi bundle now import BCEL only optionally (WELD-2499)


Weld 3.0.4.Final

2018-4-26   release   Matej Novotny

Weld 3.0.4.Final is here along with Weld API 3.0.SP3 - make sure you update both.

In this release we took first steps towards eliminating illegal access in JDK 10+. The good news is, Weld should now be able to run with --illegal-access=deny. The project and CI infrastructure around it went through a lot of changes to be able to build and execute on JDK 10 and there is still more to come. There are also numerous optimizations - beans.xml parsing, AT identifier representation, optional memory savings. And of course, bug fixes, so let us take a look at all of it.

Noticeable amount of reports, suggestions and even fixes came from the community - for that you have our thanks (and a new version of Weld of course)!

Fixes and improvements:

  • Weld Core

    • Correct proxy generation for class hierarchy with abstract class and generics (WELD-2470)

    • Opt-in enhancement in HTTP session replication, more eager approach (WELD-1130)

      • Note that WildFly does not need or use this

    • Fix NPE which could occur with SecurityManager if getPermissions() returned null (WELD-2464)

    • Relax bean type check in BeanManager.getInjectableReference() (WELD-2466)

    • AfterTypeDiscovery did not allow to remove declared interceptors/decorators/alternatives correctly (WELD-2479)

    • Two globally selected alternatives with the same priority should result in ambiguous dependency (WELD-2482)

    • Configurator SPI now uses sensible toString() so that user can tell what went wrong (WELD-2484)

    • Improve performance of beans.xml parsing (WELD-2469)

    • Introduce an optional configuration allowing Weld to perform cleanup after boot (WELD-2457 and WELD-2475)

      • In EE servers, if integrators meet certain conditions and allow for this, Weld can them drop metadata from some beans which will not be used in runtime

      • See Docs section for links

    • Optimise String representation of AnnotatedTypeIdentifier (WELD-2477)

  • Weld SE

    • Fix NPE which could occur if trying to intercept a method called by constructor (WELD-2478 and WELD-2473)

  • JDK 9/10 and onwards (WELD-2460)

    • Weld uses JDK’s internal BCEL classes (WELD-2490)

      • This is only used to report errors in generated bytecode on proxies/subclasses

      • We added a dependency on org.apache.bcel:bcel which enables this functionality without reflective access to internal libraries

      • In order to keep Weld’s footprint minimal, this dependency is optional only

    • Upgrade JBoss Classfilewriter to 1.2.2.Final (WELD-2487)

      • Eliminates another bunch of illegal access problems

  • Probe development tool

    • Probe now uses JDK-agnostic Annotation.toString() version (WELD-2463)

    • Correction to licences in Probe (WELD-2480)

  • Docs

    • WeldTerminalListener had wrong FQCN in our documentation which resulted in errors when trying to use it in Tomcat (WELD-2486)

    • Newly added memory-saving option ConfigurationKey.ALLOW_OPTIMIZED_CLEANUP is documented (WELD-2472)

      • If you wish to learn more, please glance here

      • Please note that integrator has to allow for this optimization, otherwise your settings won’t count (psst, WildFly 12 allows this!)

WildFly Patch

As usual, a patch for WildFly 12.0.0.Final is available. Please note that Weld 3.0.4.Final will still allow you to boot up WildFly in either EE 7 or EE 8 mode, whichever you prefer.

If this is the first time you hear about EE 8 mode for WildFly, check this post.

If you’re not familiar with patching WildFly, check the FAQ.


Weld 2.4.7.Final

2018-3-20   release   Matej Novotny

Weld 2.4.7.Final is now available. It includes multiple important bugfixes, many of them focused around proxy generation and/or invocation.

Note
Weld 2.4 now enters maintenance mode - there will be no further active development on Weld 2. We will be channeling our efforts into Weld 3 instead.

Notable fixes and improvements:

  • Weld Core:

    • Proxy-related issues:

      • Fixed possible NPE with multiple deployments one of which uses relaxed construction configuration (WELD-2448)

      • BeanManager.getInjectableReference was using unnecessarily strict checks for proxyability (WELD-2466)

      • Proxy serialization is now container agnostic (WELD-2447)

      • Fix invocation of private observer method (WELD-2443)

        • This only applies to private observer method which is not intercepted but is declared on a bean which has some other intercepted methods

      • Correct proxy generation for class hierarchy with abstract class and generics (WELD-2470)

    • Other issues:

      • Minor optimization in internal structures of InterceptionModel (WELD-2455)

      • Improve exception logging for DeploymentException (WELD-2453)

      • Prevent NPE if ProtectionDomain.getPermissions() returns null (WELD-2464)

  • Weld SE

    • Fields in org.jboss.weld.environment.se.Weld are now protected (WELD-2451)

    • Allow to register custom BeanArchiveHandler using ServiceLoader mechanism (WELD-2450)

      • This applies to SE and Servlet environments

  • Other

    • With OSGi, javax.ejb is now imported optionally (WELD-2458)

    • Weld now uses SpotBugs (a successor to FindBugs) (WELD-2462)

    • module-info, if present, is now correctly ignored during bean discovery phase (WELD-2459)

WildFly Patch

As usual, a patch for WildFly 11.0.0.Final is available. If you’re not familiar with patching WildFly, check the FAQ.


Weld 3.0.3.Final

2018-2-9   release   Matej Novotny

How do you cook Weld 3.0.3.Final? You start with a speck of bug fixes add some proxy generation improvements top it off with adjustments for integrators.

Notable fixes and improvements:

  • Weld Core

    • Fixed invocation of private observer method in some very specific cases (WELD-2443)

    • Container agnostic proxy serialization (WELD-2447)

    • Improve shared proxy class instantiation for multiple deployments with relaxed construction enabled (WELD-2448)

    • beans_1_1.xsd is now known to Weld once again (WELD-2445)

    • module-info is now ignored during discovery and won’t give you warnings in log (WELD-2459)

    • Enhanced logging of DeploymentException, it should now be possible to glance more from suppressed exceptions (WELD-2453)

  • Weld SE && Servlet

    • You can now register additional BeanArchiveHandler via ServiceLoader (WELD-2450)

    • Multitude of fields/method in Weld SE builder are now protected and hence extendable (WELD-2451)

  • Other

    • Improvements in documentation (WELD-2449)

    • Weld project now uses SpotBugs instead of FindBugs (WELD-2462)

    • OSGi now requires javax.ejb only optionally (WELD-2458)

WildFly Patch

As usual, there is a patch for WildFly 11.0.0.Final is available.

If you’re not familiar with patching WildFly, check the FAQ.


Weld 2.4.6.Final

2017-12-18   release   Matej Novotny

Time has come for another round of Weld 2.4 bugfix release. But that’s not all - this time there is also new API to go along with this release - Weld API 2.4.SP2.

Among other things you can now obtain interceptor binding from javax.interceptor.InvocationContext, use enriched version of javax.enterprise.event.Event or select javax.enterprise.inject.Instance based on java.lang.reflect.Type.

Notable fixes and improvements:

  • Weld Core:

    • Improved subclass generation mechanism for generic interceptors (WELD-2414)

    • Corrected proxy creation for signed classes (WELD-2425)

    • Correct InjectionPoint bean behaviour when used within AfterBeanDiscovery observer (WELD-2429)

  • Weld SE

    • There are now multiple convenient error-proof methods to quickly configure SE container (WELD-2426)

      • Weld.enableDevMode(), Weld.scanClasspathEntries(), …​

  • Weld API/SPI

    • WeldInstance has several improvements

      • It now allows you to select() beans based on java.lang.reflect.Type (WELD-2427)

      • WeldInstance.Handler had become lazy which means you can now iterate/filter/sort WeldInstance without actually instantiating beans (WELD-2258)

    • There is new interface in the API - WeldEvent - which can be used in place of well known Event but allows you narrow down event type by using select() with java.lang.reflect.Type (WELD-2427)

    • API now contains WeldInvocationContext, an enriched version of javax.interceptor.InvocationContext which allows to obtain interceptor binding (WELD-2433)

      • There is also a String key used to obtain interceptors binding directly from InvocationContext (WELD-2436)

      • In order to learn more, please refer to (our documentation)

  • Other

    • Probe - fixed NPE which might occur when bean had @Priority but no other annotation (WELD-2432)

    • All the API changes should now be documented within Weld docs

WildFly Patch

As usual, a patch for WildFly 11.0.0.Final is available. If you’re not familiar with patching WildFly, check the FAQ.


Weld 3.0.2.Final

2017-11-23   release   Matej Novotny

Weld 3.0.2.Final is out and targetting WildFly 11! Ever wished you could select events and instances in a truly generic way using just java.lang.reflect.Type? Looking for easier way to configure SE container? We have a bunch of bugfixes and improvements for you, so read on…​

Notable fixes and improvements:

  • Weld Core

    • Improved subclass generation mechanism for generic interceptors (WELD-2414)

    • Fixed OSGi bundling, we missed out one package on last release (WELD-2421)

    • Improved behaviour with no-interface EJB view with non-public methods (WELD-2430)

    • Corrected proxy creation for signed classes (WELD-2425)

  • Weld SE

    • There are now multiple convenient error-proof methods to quickly configure SE container (WELD-2426)

      • Weld.enableDevMode(), Weld.scanClasspathEntries(), …​

  • Weld API/SPI

    • WeldInstance has several improvements

      • It now allows you to select() beans based on java.lang.reflect.Type (WELD-2427)

      • WeldInstance.Handler had become lazy which means you can now iterate/filter/sort WeldInstance without actually instantiating beans (WELD-2258)

    • There is new interface in the API - WeldEvent - which can be used in place of well known Event but allows you narrow down event type by using select() with java.lang.reflect.Type (WELD-2427)

    • API now contains a String key used to obtain interceptors binding from InvocationContext (WELD-2436)

  • Other

    • Probe now correctly recognizes beans which have @Priority but aren’t alternatives (WELD-2432)

    • Multiple documentation improvements regarding all things, old and new (WELD-2440, WELD-2431, WELD-2434)

WildFly Patch

As usual, there is a patch for WildFly 11.0.0.Final is available.

If you’re not familiar with patching WildFly, check the FAQ.