currently when we deploy an ee app we add import-packages for the geronimo bits needed for the gbeans to run it to the resulting plugin's manifest.mf. This has a couple of undesirable features:
1. the geronimo classes are visible to the app.
2. we can't use our deployment for things like osgi rfc 66 which start with a bundle that happens to be a WAB and doesn't allow for modifying the manifest to add our import-packages. We could possibly work around this by using fragment bundles associated with the WAB but this still alters the visibility environment of the app.
Proposed solution is to add a field
private Artifact classSource
to GBeanData that a module builder can set to indicate to GBeanInstance where the class should be loaded from. This is quite gbean-centric in that we are using geronimo artifacts to identify a geronimo plugin rather than something more osgi-friendly. However, since we're using gbeans, this might not be such a big problem.