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From Bengt Rodehav <be...@rodehav.com>
Subject Re: Blueprint and annotations
Date Wed, 08 Sep 2010 08:22:32 GMT
OK - thanks,

/Bengt

2010/9/8 Timothy Ward <timothyjward@hotmail.com>

>
>
> Hi Bengt,
>
> As with many of the Aries projects, we're working to extend standards or
> introduce new ones where we feel there are current gaps. An "Application"
> concept doesn't really exist in OSGi, but the Aries application work will be
> fed back into the OSGi standardisation process. We certainly hope to see a
> number of Aries technologies (or something very similar) standardised over
> the next OSGi releases.
>
> Regards,
>
> Tim
>
> ________________________________
> > Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 09:07:51 +0200
> > Subject: Re: Blueprint and annotations
> > From: bengt@rodehav.com
> > To: aries-user@incubator.apache.org; justin@justinedelson.com
> >
> > Justin,
> >
> > Yes, I agree, many options is a good thing. I'm just trying to get some
> > overview on things to make it possible to decide on a direction.
> >
> > I'm a bit surprised, though, that the OSGi Alliance hasn't standardised
> > the annotations - it would make sense I think. But I guess a viable
> > path is to use blueprint (XML or annotations) to publish services and
> > then use iPojo to consume them?
> >
> > I'm also evaluating the concept of an Aries application vs Karaf
> > features. Seems like a similar concept to me. Is this Aries specific of
> > OSGi standard?
> >
> > /Bengt
> >
> >
> > 2010/9/7 Justin Edelson
> >>
> > On 9/7/10 11:32 AM, Bengt Rodehav wrote:
> >> Justin,
> >>
> >> Yes I did actually see this but was unsure of its status. Is the
> >> annotations specified by OSGi or are they specific to Aries? I'm
> >> guessing the former which makes it interesting for portability reasons.
> > The Blueprint spec only covers XML. I would hope that the OSGi alliance
> > standardizes annotations.
> >
> >>
> >> Functionality wise it is very similar to iPojo. However, iPojo does not
> >> seem related to blueprint at all (I might be wrong here) but seems to
> >> solve the same problem. iPojo, however, has a lot more functionality and
> >> also seems to be more mature.
> > You are free to use iPojo and Blueprint within the same application.
> > This is, to me, one of the best parts about OSGi - how a service is
> > published has no bearing on how it is consumed.
> >
> >>
> >> Have you had any contact with Clement Escoffier at the Felix/iPojo
> >> project? Seems like iPojo would be a natural candidate for the blueprint
> >> annotation functionality. I'm a bit confused as to what path I should
> >> choose and also why there are two different paths regarding this within
> >> Apache.
> > There's more than 2 within Apache. :)
> >
> > There's also an implementation of the Declarative Services spec in the
> > Felix project (Felix SCR). The Felix SCR Maven plugin supports
> > annotations at compile time to produce the DS descriptor file.
> >
> > Justin
> >
> >>
> >> Do you have more information on this matter?
> >>
> >> Also, what is the status of Aries blueprint annotation support? Is it
> >> being used in production? When will it be released?
> >>
> >> /Bengt
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> 2010/9/7 Justin Edelson
> >
> >>>>
> >>
> >> Did you see http://incubator.apache.org/aries/blueprintannotation.html
> >>
> >> On 9/7/10 2:57 AM, Bengt Rodehav wrote:
> >>> Is it possible to publish and consume blueprint services using
> >>> annotations? I've been using iPojo in Karaf before which has
> > been very
> >>> convenient.
> >>>
> >>> /Bengt
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>

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