Fedora 17 Update: objenesis-1.2-9.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-02-23 22:25:13

Name        : objenesis
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 1.2
Release     : 9.fc17
URL         : http://objenesis.googlecode.com/svn/docs/index.html
Summary     : A library for instantiating Java objects
Description :
Objenesis is a small Java library that serves one purpose: to instantiate
a new object of a particular class.
Java supports dynamic instantiation of classes using Class.newInstance();
however, this only works if the class has an appropriate constructor. There
are many times when a class cannot be instantiated this way, such as when
the class contains constructors that require arguments, that have side effects,
and/or that throw exceptions. As a result, it is common to see restrictions
in libraries stating that classes must require a default constructor.
Objenesis aims to overcome these restrictions by bypassing the constructor
on object instantiation. Needing to instantiate an object without calling
the constructor is a fairly specialized task, however there are certain cases
when this is useful:
* Serialization, Remoting and Persistence - Objects need to be instantiated
  and restored to a specific state, without invoking code.
* Proxies, AOP Libraries and Mock Objects - Classes can be subclassed without
  needing to worry about the super() constructor.
* Container Frameworks - Objects can be dynamically instantiated in
  non-standard ways.

Update Information:

Made compatible with openjdk7. See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Java7_Package_Rebuild_Status for details.

  [ 1 ] Bug #796339 - Not compatible with JDK7

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update objenesis' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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