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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: [RT] Micro kernel based Cocoon
Date Fri, 20 May 2005 14:20:03 GMT
Daniel Fagerstrom wrote:
> Sylvain proposed [1] to base blocks on the OSGi service platform [2][3]. 
> After having studied it in more detail I'm completely convinced that it 
> is the way to go.
> Alternatives
> ============
> So GBeans seem like the only serious alternative. I don't know enough 
> about GBeans to be able to evaluate it. But its much earlier in its 
> development, it is not a standard and there is only one implementation, 
> so it should IMO have a considerable technical advantage to OSGi to be 
> used instead.

You forgot that since GBeans used in Geronimo, basing Cocoon on GBeans means 
easier integration with/into Geronimo, which is significant advantage.

> Also I would assume that the fact that Eclipse is based on 
> OSGi will mean that it would be much easier to write various Cocoon 
> tools if we base Cocoon on OSGi.

The fact that Eclipse is based on OSGi, does it mean Cocoon will be doggish slow 
if it is also based on OSGi, as Eclipse already is? It might be FUD as I've not 
seen OSGi, but I've seen Eclipse.


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