Lifecycle listener modules provide a means of running short or long duration Java-based tasks within the Oracle GlassFish Server environment, such as instantiation of singletons or RMI servers. These modules are automatically initiated at server startup and are notified at various phases of the server life cycle.
Note - Lifecycle listener modules are deprecated. Support for them is included for backward compatibility. Implementing the org.glassfish.api.Startup interface instead is recommended.
For Javadoc tool pages relevant to lifecycle modules, go to http://glassfish.java.net/nonav/docs/v3/api/ and click on the com.sun.appserv.server package.
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