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From Hadrian Zbarcea <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] ACE 0.8.0 ReleaseCandidate
Date Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:28:35 GMT
ACE must run in any OSGi container. Karaf is actually not an OSGi container per se, it sits
atop Equinox or Felix (you can change that with one property) and it adds some useful features
to a standard OSGi container. From what I saw there are no dependencies from ACE on Karaf,
and there shouldn't be.

That said, if the default ACE distro will come with a Karaf container out of the box, I suspect
many of the users will just use that. I don't know if that would be a bad thing (probably
not). Running ACE in other containers or without Karaf could be covered by documentation (for
now at least).

Marcel, +1 on provisioning ACE with ACE.

My $0.02,

On Feb 23, 2011, at 8:38 AM, Marcel Offermans wrote:

> I would prefer a distribution that can also run on just any OSGi container. I don't mind
also providing a feature so one can easily run it in Karaf, but I'm hesitant about making
ACE somehow dependent on more than just the OSGi framework itself.
> I know we currently use Pax Runner to bootstrap, which (especially when developing) is
a very flexible way of launching frameworks, but with the new launcher API we should be able
to write a very small piece of bootstrap code that launches ACE.
> By the way, I completely agree with your end goals JB, run the server with a simple script
and run the target by deploying an agent in an OSGi instance (and/or provide an OSGi instance
with an agent).
> Looking ahead a bit (not for now) we should be able to eat our own dogfood and be able
to provision an ACE server with ACE. Of course the first ACE server would have to be bootstrapped
with a script anyway. ;)
> Greetings, Marcel
> On Feb 23, 2011, at 12:50 , <> <> wrote:
>> I would prefer to create a custom karaf distribution. I can do it very quickly.
>> Regards
>> JB
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: "Geert Schuring" <>
>> Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:49:21 
>> To: <>
>> Reply-To:
>> Cc: <>
>> Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] ACE 0.8.0 ReleaseCandidate
>> I was thinking exactly the same. We can re-use the servicemix
>> configuration for creating a Karaf based Ace distribution.
>> Geert.
>>> About the same topic, what do you think about provide a runtime
>>> distribution based on Karaf ?
>>> We can create a distribution kit based on Karaf + ACE feature.
>>> I heavily think that it should be the target.
>>> The end-user only need to launch bin/ace to have the console and all
>>> runtime bundles up and running. He just has to deploy the ACE agent into
>>> the target instances.
>>> Regards
>>> JB
>>> On 02/23/2011 10:37 AM, Jean-Baptiste Onofré wrote:
>>>> Hi again,
>>>> FYI, I propose to add an assembly in 0.8.0 release. The assembly should
>>>> provide the following artifacts:
>>>> - ACE sources archive (zip/tar.gz)
>>>> - ACE agent runtime (zip/tar.gz)
>>>> - ACE consoles (zip/tar.gz)
>>>> The purpose to give the user the possibility to quickly start with ACE.
>>>> WDYT ?
>>>> Regards
>>>> JB
>>>> On 02/23/2011 09:08 AM, Jean-Baptiste Onofré wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> Geert and I are working on fully support of Maven 3 in ACE (properties,
>>>>> cleanups, etc).
>>>>> I hope to complete it end of this morning.
>>>>> In the mean time, I deployed Felix Metatype, Dependency Manager and
>>>>> Deployment Admin into the ACE m2 repo:
>>>>> and defined this repo in the ACE pom.
>>>>> It allows users to be able to build ACE directly without building
>>>>> previous dependencies.
>>>>> I think that we are not so far from a release now.
>>>>> I propose:
>>>>> 1/ to release ACE 0.8.0 asap (I can do it tomorrow). It's a
>>>>> ReleaseCandidate version. The purpose is to check the release process
>>>>> (identify if there are some particular points) and document this
>>>>> release
>>>>> process.
>>>>> 2/ The 0.8.0 will allow us to prepare demo/tests and identify what's
>>>>> the
>>>>> pending points. My purpose is to be able to prepare a ACE 1.0 release
>>>>> for end of march, and allow Marcel and Karl to announce ACE 1.0 at
>>>>> OSGiCon/EclipseCon during the ACE talk.
>>>>> WDYT ?
>>>>> Regards
>>>>> JB

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