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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: Global component registry
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2006 12:08:48 GMT
Daniel Fagerstrom wrote:
> Reinhard Poetz wrote:
>> Daniel Fagerstrom wrote:
>>> This requires a component declarations with explicit dependencies. 
>>> Unfortunately ECM doesn't support this at all as it is based on 
>>> getting the dependencies through the service manager in the program 
>>> code. But OSGi declarative services support declarative component 
>>> dependencies e.g.
>> Unfortunatly the OSGi spec doesn't say much about declarative 
>> services. Did I overlook them or do you know of any source of 
>> information that is more helpful (e.g. show some examples)?
> They are new in R4 and part of the services specification (the R4 is 
> split into a core and a service specification). The specification 
> contains some examples, other than that I haven't found any examples. 
> There are two open source implementations, the reference implementation 
> from IBM that now is part of Eclipse/Equinox and one from Knopflerfish.

In the meantime I found and

> I succeed to make a minimal example running in the Equinox framework. 
> I'll start an experimental integration in Cocoon soon. The main problem 
> is how to make all the dependencies bundles. The correct way, is to make 
> all the jars bundles separately, but that is a lot of work, and we need 
> to cooperate with other communities to be able to maintain it. This has 
> been discussed at the Felix list, and there are some interest e.g. for 
> Excalibur. But someone have to take the first step.
> The other option is to package all dependent jars inside the Cocoon-core 
> bundle, but that makes startup slow, and I don't know how to maintain 
> two separate packaging of Core with Maven.

Maven knows the concept of "profiles" that are helpful to use different build 

Reinhard Pötz           Independent Consultant, Trainer & (IT)-Coach 

{Software Engineering, Open Source, Web Applications, Apache Cocoon}



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