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From Carsten Ziegeler <>
Subject Re: [RT] The impact of using OSGi
Date Mon, 25 Jul 2005 10:48:33 GMT
Upayavira wrote:
> Can someone explain how maven/OSGi would play together? OSGi has the 
> ability to download and install packages. It doesn't though have any 
> dependency resolution stuff in it. Does Maven provide that? However, 
> IIUC, Maven is a build-time tool, and any dependency resolution we use 
> should be usable at runtime (even if that isn't always the best time to 
> do it). Could Maven handle this usecase too?
As you said Maven is a build-time tool, so we should use it for that
case. afaiu OSGi will do all the run-time stuff for us.
But we need something that can compile our java code. In Maven you
simply define on which other projects/jars you depend and maven does the
downloading/resolution stuff and then compiles your code.

And we need a tool that creates a bundle out of the source tree
(creating a jar, building the manifest, stuffing all resources into it
etc.). There will be a Maven plugin for this, I think, so we could
simply use it.

But I agree that there are some more questions, so I think we should
simply experiment a little bit with one block, like Bertrand suggested,
and see what the outcome is.


Carsten Ziegeler - Open Source Group, S&N AG

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