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From Nicolas Lalevée <>
Subject Re: OSGI and IVY
Date Wed, 21 Jul 2010 13:07:25 GMT
On Wednesday 21 July 2010 04:10:30 Mitch Gitman wrote:
> This reminds me. If there is one "repository" (in the broader sense of the
> word) that really embraces the intersection of OSGi and Ivy--not to mention
> Maven--it is the SpringSource Enterprise Bundle Repository:
> Every JAR in the SpringSource EBR is an OSGi-ified bundle. I don't know if
> it literally functions as an OBR (that's brushing up against the limits of
> my OSGi knowledge),

On the repository side, OBR means having a single xml descriptor listing every 
bundles and their OSGi properties.
As far as I know there is not such a file on that repository.

> but I can tell you that the Ivy module descriptors 
> there were clearly designed by someone who has both strong knowledge of the
> Spring stack and a sophisticated understanding of how Ivy works. I'm sure
> the manifests you'll find inside are just as exemplary.
> Now, if SpringSource has figured out a sane way to make the creation of
> bundles coexist with build-time dependency management via Ivy, that's a
> good sign.

A far as I remember when looking at the build of Spring, SpringSource is 
managing the dependencies with only Ivy. It was a pure Ant+Ivy build. And the 
OSGi manifests were generated only at build time.


> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 6:28 PM, Archie Cobbs <> wrote:
> > I'm curious about this too but haven't acquired any wisdom on the answer
> > yet.
> >
> > There is this concept of OBR - OSGi bundle repository. For example,
> > Oscar<>and the OSGi
> > site has one <>. I'm not sure yet
> > if
> > this OBR concept is just for local stuff (it says "federated") or if
> > there is going to be some kind of master/top authority from which to
> > delegate, i.e., like how DNS works (in fact, no reason the DNS system
> > could be used as
> > a way to locate repositories, e.g., "").
> >
> > -Archie
> >
> > --
> > Archie L. Cobbs

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