Migrating from M4 to M5

Removal of Image Value Type

Some Java classes and/or packages have been renamed/moved:

Applib
// org.apache.isis.applib.value.Image
org.apache.isis.legacy.applib.value.Image (1)
1 only kept to ease migration, use java.awt.image.BufferedImage instead, which is supported by the framework as value type

Removal of deprecated Contributees

Config
isis.core.metaModel.validator.serviceActionsOnly=true (1)
isis.core.metaModel.validator.mixins-only=true        (2)
1 @DomainService(natureOfService=VIEW/REST) is now solely used for UI menu action providers and REST end-points. There is no longer the need to validate uses of natureOfService=DOMAIN as this option was removed.
2 Support for services that contribute members to other DomainObjects was removed. Use Mixins instead.

See the former java-doc for hints on how to migrate the previous options.

@DomainService(natureOfService=…​)
/**
 * A <em>programmatic</em> service.
 * <p>
 * The service's actions do not appear on any viewer and are not visible in the REST API. In other words
 * these are not contributed to the domain-model. However, the service is injectable into domain objects.
 * </p>
 *
 * @deprecated will be removed with 2.0.0 release! use Spring's {@link org.springframework.stereotype.Service @Service} instead;
 * @apiNote For now, used as synonym for {@link #REST}
 */
@Deprecated
DOMAIN,

/**
 * @deprecated will be removed with 2.0.0 release! use {@link #REST} instead;
 * @apiNote For now, used as synonym for {@link #REST}
 */
@Deprecated
VIEW_REST_ONLY,

/**
 * @deprecated will be removed with 2.0.0 release! use {@link #VIEW} instead
 * @apiNote For now, used as synonym for {@link #VIEW}
 */
@Deprecated
VIEW_MENU_ONLY,

/**
 * @deprecated will be removed with 2.0.0 release!
 * <p>
 * For now, contributing actions will be gathered to show up in the 'others' menu to ease migration.
 * These will likely not work.
 * <p>
 * Migration Note: For each {@code Action} write a new mixin class.
 * see {@link Mixin}
 * @apiNote For now, used as synonym for {@link #VIEW}
 */
@Deprecated
VIEW_CONTRIBUTIONS_ONLY,

Changes to the Configuration

Table 1. as mapped to IsisConfiguration
was new

isis.persistence.jdo-datanucleus.impl

removed, instead configure datasources the Spring way (eg. by providing a DataSource factory) or properties like:

spring.datasource.platform=h2
spring.datasource.url=jdbc:h2:mem:...

configure Datanucleus settings using

datanucleus. ...
javax.jdo. ...

isis.core.runtimeservices.exception-recognizer.jdo

isis.core.runtimeservices.exception-recognizer.dae

Framework functionality was removed to inspect the JDO meta-model for any schemas, such that these would be auto-created. This responsibility is now delegated to Spring. However, as a fallback we introduced configuration options, that allow explicit schema creation by the framework, for both JDO and JPA:

application.yml
isis:
  persistence:
    schema:
      auto-create-schemas: hello
      create-schema-sql-template: "CREATE SCHEMA IF NOT EXISTS %S"

More details, on the various configuration options can be found with Javadoc on IsisConfiguration.

Changes to the Programming Model

Removed (Programming Model)

was now what?

@ActionLayout(contributed=…​)

was only effective on mixin methods; use @Action, @Property or @Collection instead

@Action/@Property(command=…​)

replaced with commandPublishing

@Action/@Property(publish=…​)

replaced with executionPublishing

@DomainObject(audit=…​)

replaced with entityChangePublishing

@DomainObject(nature=…​)

  • EXTERNAL_ENTITY

  • INMEMORY_ENTITY

use @DomainObject(nature=VIEW_MODEL) instead

@DomainObject(nature=…​)

  • JDO_ENTITY

  • JPA_ENTITY

use @DomainObject(nature=ENTITY) instead

@DomainObject(publish=…​)

replaced with entityChangePublishing

@DomainService(repositoryFor=…​)

if this domain service acts as a repository for an entity type, specify that entity type (was never implemented)

@Mixin

use @Action, @Property or @Collection instead;

for more fine grained control (eg. setting the mixin’s method name) use @DomainObject(nature=MIXIN, …​) combined with one of the above

@ViewModel

use @DomainObject(nature=VIEW_MODEL) instead

@ViewModelLayout

use @DomainObjectLayout instead

Added (Programming Model)

Command/Execution Publishing (Member Level Annotations)
@Action/@Property(commandPublishing=ENABLED/DISABLED)   (1)
@Action/@Property(executionPublishing=ENABLED/DISABLED) (2)
1 affects Command publishing
2 affects Execution publishing
Entity Change Publishing (Class Level Annotations)
@DomainObject(entityChangePublishing=ENABLED/DISABLED) (1)
1 affects EntityChange publishing (effective only for entity types)

Renamed (Programming Model)

Publishing API/SPI
AuditerService -> EntityPropertyChangeSubscriber                  (1)
PublisherService -> ExecutionSubscriber & EntityChangesSubscriber (2)
CommandServiceListener -> CommandSubscriber

PublishedObjects -> ChangingEntities
1 EntityPropertyChangeSubscriber receives pre-post property values for each changed entity
2 EntityChangesSubscriber receives the entire set of changed entities, serializable as ChangesDto
Loggers - each to be activated by enabling debug logging for the corresponding Logger class
AuditerServiceLogging -> EntityPropertyChangeLogger
PublisherServiceLogging -> ExecutionLogger & EntityChangesLogger
CommandLogger (NEW)
Internal Services
AuditerDispatchService -> EntityPropertyChangePublisher
PublisherDispatchService -> ExecutionPublisher & EntityChangesPublisher
PublisherDispatchServiceDefault -> ExecutionPublisherDefault & EntityChangesPublisherDefault
CommandServiceInternal -> CommandPublisher

Changes to Applib and Services

  • Interaction related classes have been moved to module core/interaction.

  • Transaction related classes have been moved to module core/transaction.

  • JDO classes have been split up into several modules under persistence/jdo/.

  • Multiple Exception classes have been relocated at org.apache.isis.applib.exceptions

was new

ApplicationException (removed)

removed, adds no new semantics compared to the already existing RecoverableException

AuthenticationSession

Authentication (no longer holds MessageBroker or session attributes, is now immutable)

AuthenticationSessionStrategy

AuthenticationStrategy

AuthenticationSessionStrategyBasicAuth.[1]

AuthenticationStrategyBasicAuth

AuthenticationSessionStrategyDefault.[2]

AuthenticationStrategyDefault

AuthenticationSessionTracker#getInteraction : Interaction

AuthenticationContext#currentInteraction : Optional<Interaction>

Clock (moved from applib module to fixture-applib module)

VirtualClock (introduced)

FatalException (removed)

removed, adds no new semantics compared to the already existing UnrecoverableException

HoldsUpdatedBy, HoldsUpdatedAt, Timestampable

moved to 'commons' and renamed: HasUpdatedBy, HasUpdatedAt, HasUpdatedByAndAt

IsisInteractionFactory

InteractionFactory

IsisModuleJdoDataNucleus5

removed, use IsisModuleJdoDatanucleus instead (symmetry with JPA/IsisModuleJpaEclipselink)

IsisJdoSupport, IsisJdoSupport_v3_2

removed, use JdoSupportService instead (symmetry with JPA/JpaSupportService)

InteractionClosure

AuthenticationLayer

IsisApplicationException

ApplicationException

IsisException (removed)

use one of 2 hierarchies (in support of i18n translation)

- RecoverableException

- UnrecoverableException

IsisInteractionTracker

InteractionTracker

MessageBroker is held by Authentication(Session)

MessageBroker is held by InteractionSession

NonRecoverableException

renamed to UnrecoverableException

ParentedOid, PojoRecreationException, PojoRefreshException

removed, as no longer used

QueryDefault (removed)

new QueryDefault<>(CommandJdo.class, "findByParent", "parent", parent));

Query.named(CommandJdo.class, "findByParent")
.withParameter("parent", parent));

SudoService

redefined, see java doc for details

TestClock (removed)

use factories of VirtualClock.frozenTestClock() instead

Transaction (removed)

no replacement (use TransactionService to get current tx id)

TransactionScopeListener (removed)

use Spring’s TransactionSynchronization instead

TransactionService

improved API provides more fine grained control

UserService#getUser() : UserMemento

UserService#currentUser() : Optional<UserMemento>

Deprecations

RepositoryService
<T> T detachedEntity(Class<T> ofType);     (1)
1 if applicable use <T> T detachedEntity(T entity) instead …​ "new is the new new", passing in a new-ed up (entity) instance is more flexible and also more error prone, eg. it allows the compiler to check validity of the used constructor rather than doing construction reflective at runtime

Wicket Viewer

All descendants of PanelAbstract now need 2 generic type arguments instead of 1, where the newly added is first and specifies the IModel’s generic type parameter.

PanelAbstract
// PanelAbstract<T extends IModel<?>> extends PanelBase // <-- previously
PanelAbstract<T, M extends IModel<T>> extends PanelBase<T> (1)
1 solves methods clashing 'having same erasure yet neither overrides the other'
Example Migration
// MyPanel extends PanelAbstract<IModel<String>> // <-- previously
MyPanel extends PanelAbstract<String, IModel<String>>

Extensions

Object type namespaces have been renamed.

check menubars.layout.xml for any occurrences
Old New

isisApplib

isis.applib

isisMetaModel

isis.metamodel

isisSecurityApi

isis.security

isissecurity

isis.ext.secman

isisExt*

isis.ext.*

isisSub*

isis.sub.*

SecMan (Extension)

Permission are now matched against logical packages, logical object types or logical object member names and use the former fully qualified names only as fallback.

SecMan database schema changed, namely the ApplicationPermission table! See table below.

SecMan database migration // adapt to your schema and db vendor!
UPDATE ApplicationPermission
   SET featureType='NAMESPACE'
 WHERE featureType like 'PACKAGE';

UPDATE ApplicationPermission
   SET featureType='TYPE'
 WHERE featureType like 'CLASS';

ALTER TABLE ApplicationPermission
    RENAME COLUMN `featureType` TO `featureSort`;
What Old New

ApplicationPermission table column name

featureType

featureSort

ApplicationPermission#featureType/Sort entries

PACKAGE

NAMESPACE

ApplicationPermission#featureType/Sort entries

CLASS

TYPE

Domain Object namespaces in SecMan scope like eg. objectType = "isissecurity.ApplicationUser"

isissecurity

isis.ext.secman

check menubars.layout.xml for any occurrences

Default Regular User Role Name

isis-module-security-regular-user

secman-regular-user

Default Fixture Role Name

isis-module-security-fixtures

secman-fixtures

Default Admin Role Name

isis-module-security-admin

secman-admin

Default Admin User Name

isis-module-security-admin

secman-admin

Class

SecurityModuleConfig

SecmanConfiguration

Option

SecurityModuleConfig#adminAdditionalPackagePermission

SecmanConfiguration#adminAdditionalNamespacePermission


1. These might be in use with configuration files, check yours!
2. These might be in use with configuration files, check yours!