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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject OSGi in a webapp [was Re: [RT] Blocks that modify web.xml]
Date Tue, 27 Sep 2005 09:26:37 GMT
Upayavira wrote:

> Sylvain Wallez wrote:

>> Seconded. We will *all* need to run Cocoon as a servlet in whatever 
>> J2EE server our customers require us to run it on (for example, we 
>> recently were asked to deploy on an SAP app server). Saying that we 
>> can't deploy on an app server because it's not available as an OSGi 
>> HttpService will just make people throw away Cocoon, and us with it.
>> So although I clearly admit that using the OSGi HttpService is easier 
>> to run Cocoon as a set of bundles, we shouldn't forget that we also 
>> need to run Cocoon in a war file.
> Yes, and, just to make it clear, no-one, including Daniel, suggested 
> that we wouldn't do so, only that doing it within the framework is easier.


>> And this requires to run the OSGi framework within a webapp 
>> classloader. I understand this may prevent the use of the URL 
>> service, and we have to find out if there are other issues as well. 
>> This discussion clearly belongs to felix-dev.
> Yup. When someone steps forward to solve that problem, that is the 
> place they should go.

I just sent our concerns to felix-dev. That's where we will have answers.


Sylvain Wallez                        Anyware Technologies
Apache Software Foundation Member     Research & Technology Director

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