We should allow a way to fire event asynchronously. This mechanism should leverage new async API in JDK8 especially the CompletionStage interface.
Our proposal is:
Signature of the method on Event<T> would be
Signature on BeanManager would be
For backward compatibility reason the possibility to invoke an observer asynchronously should be let to the observer (legacy observers should be called synchronously). We propose to add the boolean asyncSupported() member with the false default value to support this backward compatibility aspect.
So to be notified asynchronously an observer should have asyncSupported member to true. otherwise it will be called synchronously.
these observer will be invoked in the right transaction phase but asynchronously
Should we decide to add events ordering in CDI 2.0, the order will be keep in asynchronous observer notification. If there are a mix of synchronous and asynchronous observer, asynchronous will be called first in order, then synchronous in their order (async has priority on sync).
We'll keep payload mutability with async events (but should explicitly specify it). That means that we should guarantee the event state consistency between observers and in case of ordered observers the fact that observer N+1 get the event state at the end of observer N.