This is part of the general push to have services look a little bit nicer, and not check their bounding box when being loaded.
The extensions can be added to:
- service create (from service factory)
- service added (to the catalog)
- service removed (from the catalog)
For details check out the following documentation:
Of interest is the code example on the above page (and in tutorials) showing how to set a shapefile title from a sidecar "filename.properties" file).