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EclipseCon 2013 Roundup

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 28, 2013

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.

Interview with Neil Bartlett about OSGi and the new Bndtools 2.0 release

by Victor Grazi on  Mar 21, 2013

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's OSGi-Based Java PaaS Achieves Java Enterprise Edition 6 Web Profile Compatibility

by Alex Blewitt and Charles Humble on  Dec 21, 2012 1

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.

SpringFramework Removes OSGi Metadata in Move to Gradle

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 24, 2012 11

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.

Project Jigsaw Late for the Train: Deferment ratified

by Victor Grazi on  Oct 21, 2012

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?

Apache Wicket 6 Released With Integrated jQuery Support

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Sep 24, 2012 1

The Apache Wicket project has released version 6 of its open source, component oriented Java web application framework, with built-in support for jQuery , improved JavaScript event binding, easier OSGI bundling and experimental support for WebSockets.

Reactions to Mark Reinhold's Recent Announcement of Project Jigsaw's Delay

by Victor Grazi on  Jul 27, 2012 15

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.

Jigsaw Deferred until Java SE 9

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 17, 2012 6

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.

OSGi Release 5 Specifications add Repositories and Version Ranges

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 14, 2012 1

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.

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.

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