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From Bram de Kruijff <bdekrui...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Using the Sling OSGi Installer?
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2011 09:49:08 GMT
Hi Carsten,

> I'm wondering what the general opinion about using the Sling OSGi
> installer in ACE is?

does it support metatype (out of the box)? If so, I'll have a look at
it for amdatu as well :) We just created an artifacthandler for
fileinstall and submitted it to felix, but no sure if it will make it
there.. (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FELIX-3241)

grz
Bram

On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 8:54 AM, Carsten Ziegeler <cziegeler@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm wondering what the general opinion about using the Sling OSGi
> installer in ACE is?
>
> The installer is not tied to Sling it just happens that we have
> developed it as part of the project. It's a general purpose installer
> which ootb is able to handle bundles and configurations like
> FileInstall. The main difference is that we separated the actual
> handling of the artifacts from the providers. So the installer itself
> is handling installation, update, and removal of artifacts and there
> are different plugins providing those artifacts.
> One of these plugins is a file provider (which basically works like
> FileInstall), another one (different bundle) reads artifacts from a
> JCR repository and so on.
>
> In addition, the installer handles retries, keeps state of what it did
> install and detects if a user did some manual changes. For example,
> you install bundle A in version 1.0 through the installer, the user
> updates this bundle to version 1.1 through the web console. Now you
> remove the 1.0 artifact from the directory. In this case, the 1.1
> version should still be active and not be uninstalled. And so on.
>
> Oh, and like with FileInstall it's possible to add support for other
> artifact types. For example we have support for deployment packages
> etc.
>
> Just a rough description :)
>
> So, in general, WDYT?
>
> Regards
> Carsten
> --
> Carsten Ziegeler
> cziegeler@apache.org
>

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