Interface Relation

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public interface Relation
This interface has to be implemented by any MBean class expected to represent a relation managed using the Relation Service.

Simple relations, i.e. having only roles, no properties or methods, can be created directly by the Relation Service (represented as RelationSupport objects, internally handled by the Relation Service).

If the user wants to represent more complex relations, involving properties and/or methods, he has to provide his own class implementing the Relation interface. This can be achieved either by inheriting from RelationSupport class, or by implementing the interface (fully or delegation to a RelationSupport object member).

Specifying such user relation class is to introduce properties and/or methods. Those have to be exposed for remote management. So this means that any user relation class must be a MBean class.