It would be nice if there were a way to set the default property persistence strategy where @Persist is used to something other than "session". Currently, the only way we have been able to do this is to override Persist.java with our own copy since the default is hard-coded onto the annotation:
public @interface Persist
String value() default "widen";
Some sort of configuration point in hivemodule.xml or the .application file would be much better than this approach.