To support the ability to release addons against DSpace without the need for binding to a specific release of DSpace, a DSpace Domain model has been extracted and will be released separately from DSpace.
To Support the domain model two changes will need to be made to DSpace
1.) Interfaces added to dspace-api class signatures and several supporting classes place into the "model"
Patch for these have been added to this task
2.) a new dspace legacy DAO implementation that bridges "DAO" implementations against the legacy statics DSO methods should be added,
I also have dropped into place the Legacy DAO implementation I created as well, its in a separate modules project, but eventually will need to go into trunk to be part of the 1.8.0 release allong with the API changes see:
See for greater detail
and the larger scoped Asyncronous release project