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From Vijay Reddy <>
Subject Re: Scripting support for Apache Ace.
Date Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:16:18 GMT
Paul - Thanks for quick turnaround.

As you suggested, will try to build software from latest codebase.
1. Where can I find the management bundle jar?
(org.apache.ace.managementagent.jar). Unfortunately I cant download the
full dist from the below URL or any mirror sites. Can someone fix the URL?

2. Unforntunately I couldn't find much info on documentation pages. Whats
the different between devserver, devgateway and full dist at download page (

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Paul Bakker <> wrote:

>  Hi Vijay,
> 1) Yes it's ready for production. To give you an idea, we are running our
> system on Amazon EC2 using ACE with ~200 bundles and ~20 servers.  We
> provision software updates every few days to the production servers. This
> works well.
> Make sure to build a release from the latest sources however! Do not use
> the current binary distribution in production, there are some nasty issues
> in there.
> 2) Not sure, but basically you just need the management agent bundle.
> (org.apache.ace.managementagent.jar). This should work in Equinox as well.
> 3) ACE has a REST api that you can use from scripts. You can do
> everything, and a lot more, that you can do from the UI using the REST api.
> We use this in production as well. Servers are started on demand and use
> the REST api to register themselves as targets and start provisioning.
> Documentation can be found here:
> Cheers,
> Paul
>  On Oct 23, 2012, at 20:19 , Vijay Reddy <>
>  wrote:
> Hello,
> I am evaluating Apache Ace (Incubator) as an option for provisioning
> (install/updates) of OSGi bundles to couple of applications on our network.
> So far was able to download the distributution and  from Ace WebUI,  I
> could add bunch of artifacts/features/distributions and I
> could start remote targets using ace-laucher and discover artifacts from
> server onto the targets.  Everything looks good so far.
> I have following questions.
> 1)Is the software production ready at current status?
> 2)I am planning to use equinox OSGi Impl. on my targets. How can I
> integrate Ace management agent with equinox.
> 3)We want to maange the software using scripts. Does ace support
> scripting to manage artifacts/targets instead  of using Web Ui.
> Thanks.

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