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From Toni Menzel <>
Subject Re: Status Mavenization of ACE
Date Wed, 09 Dec 2009 18:57:47 GMT
No worries, man.
You can feel lucky, cause it was a more messy work organizing the mass of
resources into single artifacts than anything else.

Now, i you could check things out and try to make a dev-server  or
dev-gateway target (use pax runner to easily grab the maven artifacts using
 the mvn:<groupId>:<artifactId>:<version>).
Not sure, are you aware of Pax Runner ?

When trying, you will see really fast that things don't work out because the
bundles are (mostly) default bnd settings.
You should compare the contents+manifest of the maven build artifacts and
the ones from core/deploy/bundles (built by ant).
Then, i think its enough for most of the cases to tweak the osgi.bnd file
(bnd files, used by maven-bundle-plugin) in the right direction to get the
desired shape.
Changing Export-Package, Private-Package and and adding Embed-Dependency
where appropriate.
(we call the ANT build the reference)

So, i think you just start over when you have some time and look at those
things and don't hesitate to commit the changes.

If you want, we can skype/gmailchat tomorrow ?
My skype is tonitcom, gmail is

have fun,

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 7:41 PM, Brian Topping <> wrote:

> Hi Toni,
> I was starting to feel like I had missed the boat for helping out, so I'm
> glad you asked.
> What can I do here? Would you like to take the lead on task delegation or
> should we just jump in?
> Cheers, Brian
> On Dec 9, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Toni Menzel wrote:
>  Hi guys,
>> at [1] we now have not less than 50 maven artifacts, made of what i found
>> in
>> build.xml (project-bundle calls).
>> All bundles are pre-configured with the standard maven-bundle-plugin (2.0)
>> behavior.
>> Exceptions are:
>> - multigatewaybootstrap
>> - Webstart Management Agent
>> Both are pretty much distributions and should be not ported 1:1 but using
>> the maven way (assembly plugin for example). Saved that for later, once
>> things work.
>> - webui
>> Done as ACE-69.
>> Having that said, they are not identical to the bundles produced by the
>> ant
>> build yet.
>> This is going to be the next step (see
>> for a complete list)
>> As a third step, the webui is going to be ported using the
>> maven-gwt-plugin.
>> I found that an extra library is required (dnd-gwt). Unfortunately the
>> author has not been pushed it to a maven repo. Have already contacted the
>> author about it.
>> As last resort we always can push it ourselves to any repo.
>> Just you know the state of affairs. At this stage, work could be split up
>> pretty nicely. So if one wants to step up ?
>> cheers,
>> Toni
>> [1]

Toni Menzel
Independent Software Developer
Professional Profile:     - New Energy for OSS Communities - Open
Participation Software.

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