EclipseCon 2013 was hosted in Boston this week, and covered diverse topics from OSGi in the cloud and Eclipse in space. Read on to find more about the key points covered and the winners of the Eclipse community awards.
Neil Bartlett, current maintainer of the popular Bndtools Eclipse plugin for OSGi has announced the release of Bndtools 2.0. InfoQ has interviewed Neil Bartlett to learn more about Bndtools and about OSGi in general.
SAP AG announced on the 16th December that its NetWeaver Cloud product, a Java-based platform-as-a-service, has achieved Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatibility. NetWeaver Cloud runs on top of OSGi using Eclipse Virgo as the OSGi container. The product includes an Eclipse-based SDK for building, testing, and deploying applications in the cloud.
SpringSource have been an advocate backer of the Groovy-powered Gradle build system for some time. Now that the development of 3.2 is nearing completion, it appears that a casualty of that decision is to stop generating OSGi metadata for the Spring Framework.
JSR 337 expert group has ratified Oracle chief architect Mark Reinhold's proposal to defer Project Jigsaw to Java 9. Were the stated reasons sufficient motivation for this deferment?
Java developers across the ecosystem have been swift to react to Mark Reinhold's announcement last week that project Jigsaw, Oracle's planned modularity framework for Java, will now be delayed until Java 9.
Mark Reinhold has announced on his blog that the Java Jigsaw modularity proposal has been moved from inclusion in Java SE 8 and deferred into Java SE 9. This will allow Java SE 8 to be released on schedule in August 2013, whilst the modularity proposal can be refined with wider visibility for inclusion in August 2015's Java SE 9 release.
The OSGi Alliance have released the specifications for Release 5 of their namesake framework, standardising the OSGi Bundle Repository, utilising the generic Capability requirements model, and introducing programmatic access to version ranges. This joins the recently-released OSGi 4.3 Compendium and Residential specifications. OSGi R5 is implemented in Equinox, due to be released later this month.
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.
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.
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 3.0-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.
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 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.