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OSGi Abandons Snapshot Proposal

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 04, 2012 3

With the recently-released OSGi Release 5 early access documents, one of the most anticipated features of the upcoming specification – that of SNAPSHOT style versions for OSGi – has been dropped from the specification because of concerns with existing tooling. Read on to find out why.

EclipseCon 2012: Community Award Winners, Eclipse 4 Application Platform, and Orion 1.0

by Charles Humble on  Mar 27, 2012 2

The Eclipse Foundation has announced the winners of the annual Eclipse Community Awards on the opening day EclipseCon 2012. The awards recognize the top individuals, projects and technologies in the Eclipse ecosystem.

OSGi Provides Early Access Specifications for Release 5

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 26, 2012

Today at OSGi DevCon, the OSGi Alliance announced the availability of the early access for Release 5 of OSGi Core and Enterprise specifications. The final release of OSGi R5 is expected later this Summer. Read on to find out what's new in the latest release of these specifications.

Apache Geronimo 3 is Java EE 6 Full Profile Certified

by Bienvenido David on  Nov 28, 2011

Apache Geronimo 3.0-beta-1 is now fully Java EE 6 Certified. Geronimo joins the rank of GlassFish 3 as an open source server that has passed both Java EE 6.0 Full Profile and Web Profile certification tests. Geronimo 3 has also updated its kernel to use OSGi, based on the Apache Karaf OSGi runtime, and supports the Aries programming model.

BndTools provides OSGi Development in Eclipse

by Alex Blewitt on  Nov 28, 2011 10

Neil Bartlett has released BndTools 1.0, an OSGi development environment for Eclipse. BndTools provides a way of developing OSGi bundles with Eclipse. Instead of defining dependencies by direct editing of the Manifest.MF, it uses Bnd files to drive a toolchain based on the Bnd tool.

WSO2 Releases New Versions of WSO2 Carbon and Stratos

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Nov 14, 2011 4

WSO2 has added a new Ghost Deployer, a Cassandra-based Column Store Service, an Apache Subversion-based Deployment and an enhanced Load Balancer to both Carbon and Stratos. This functionality is also available on StratosLive.

OSGi Early Draft Available

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 12, 2011

The OSGi Alliance has made available the Early Draft specifications for the next release of the OSGi platform. As a draft specification, specific features may differ and some may be missing or replaced. Read on for what's new.

JavaFX 2.0 Released, Java 9 Outlined During JavaOne Keynote

by Charles Humble on  Oct 03, 2011

Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect for Java at Oracle, gave details of developments in Java 8 and beyond, and announced the GA release of JavaFX 2.0 during his keynote session at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.

Modularity Maturity Model

by Alex Blewitt on  Sep 27, 2011

At the OSGi Community Event, Dr Graham Charters introduced the Modularity Maturity Model, a way of scoring where projects or organisations against how their modular developments score.

Eclipse Virgo 3.0 Released

by Alex Blewitt on  Sep 07, 2011

Eclipse Virgo, the evolution of the Spring DM OSGi server, has released version 3.0. The new release includes Gemini Web 2.0 and supports Tomcat 7 (with Servlet 3.0) as well as a new Jetty supported web container.

One Year of Apache Karaf

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 17, 2011 1

Apache Karaf has reached one year old today, as a top-level project at Apache. Karaf is a runtime package consisting of an OSGi framework (either Equinox or Felix), a command shell (Felix Gogo) and a number of useful utilities built in by default.

Oracle Moves JDeveloper to OSGi Backbone, Adds JSF 2 Support, Hudson Integration

by Charles Humble on  Jun 07, 2011 4

Oracle has today released Oracle JDeveloper 11g Release 2, along with an update to their meta MVC framework Oracle ADF (Application Development Framework). The release includes support for JSF 2.0 and Facelets, adds Hudson integration to Oracle TPC, and improves hot deployment for ADF. At the same time JDeveloper has been re-architected to sit on top of an OSGi backbone.

Requirements of a Standard Java Module System

by Alex Blewitt on  May 26, 2011 2

Yesterday, Mark Reinhold posted the first public draft of the future of modularity in Java. As it is a draft, there are a handful of issues that still need to be agreed on - but it represents the consensus of what modularity in Java should look like. And with IBM being involved, there's more emphasis on interoperability with OSGi than there has been in the past.

Annotation-Driven Dependency Injection with Google Guice 3.0

by Michael Floyd on  Apr 20, 2011 7

Late last month Google released Guice 3.0, a Java framework that implements the dependency injection (DI) design pattern. The motivation behind Guice was to make it easier for programmers to write DI code by reducing the need to write boilerplate factories. This article examines the new 3.0 features, loks at how Guice 3.0 supports Spring DI, and introduces Guice 4.1 (a.k.a. MiniGuice).

POJO Service Registry brings OSGi to the Classpath

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 20, 2011

A new project on Google Code, the Pojo Service Registry, aims to provide an OSGi-lite mechanism for Java applications, but outside of a OSGi runtime. Instead of requiring all JARs to be bundles, it scans the startup classpath and emulates a bundle layer, whilst providing the service hookups that would be wired together in a full OSGi container.

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