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From "Martin Cooper" <>
Subject Re: OSGi Bundle Repository support for Archiva
Date Fri, 19 Dec 2008 18:00:41 GMT
On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 1:16 PM, Joakim Erdfelt <> wrote:

> Very cool stuff James! :-)

Indeed! :-)

I'll definitely take this for a spin when I get a chance to get back to

> Do you know how (if?) OBR and Eclipse P2 overlap any?

I'm interested in P2 also. My understanding (admittedly still somewhat fuzzy
at this point) is that there is a fair bit of overlap, and that P2 goes
further than OBR in many respects but also lacks some pieces such as repo

It will be interesting to see where we can take this.

Martin Cooper

> - Joakim
> James William Dumay wrote:
>> Hey guys,
>> I started some work on building an OBR repository consumer that will
>> produce a repository.xml file in the root of the managed repositories.
>> For those who don't know OBR is the OSGi Bundle Repository [1]. The
>> repository.xml (or .zip) describes the bundles, their locations and versions
>> that are available in the repository (or a remote one for that matter).
>> OSGi bundles deployed using Maven to Archiva (or simply placed in the
>> repository) should then be made almost immediately available via OBR
>> clients.
>> Anyway, this should give us the basis for excellent support in Archiva
>> OSGi. Atlassian plan to use Archiva as the platform for serving plugins and
>> their dependent OSGi bundles - which is really cool :)
>> Anyone have any thoughts, questions?
>> Cheers,
>> James
>> [1]

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