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014
015package org.apache.tapestry5.jpa;
016
017import java.util.Collection;
018
019import org.apache.tapestry5.ioc.annotations.UsesConfiguration;
020
021/**
022 * Contains a set of contributed package names from which to load entities.
023 * <p/>
024 * The service's configuration is the names of Java packages to search for JPA entities.
025 * 
026 * @since 5.3
027 */
028@UsesConfiguration(String.class)
029public interface JpaEntityPackageManager
030{
031    /**
032     * Returns packages from which read entity classes
033     */
034    Collection<String> getPackageNames();
035}