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From Daniel Kulp <>
Subject Re: cxf-bundle.jar needs META-INF in the Export-Package list to make extensions.xml available in OSGi
Date Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:11:06 GMT

I think there are two things we need to do that can be done relatively  

1) Examine the stuff we have in META-INF and, if possible, move them  
to META-INF/cxf.   The loading of said things can look in both places  
to maintain backwords compatibility with exiting extensions, but all  
of our stuff would be in META-INF/cxf.

2) Move as much as possible into the spring configs.   If the  
information can be completely loaded via spring, that's even better.   
Let spring-dm do the job.    In this case, the WSDLManagerImpl, when  
created, should have all the extensions injected in somehow.  I'd have  
to think a bit more on this one in regards to backwords compatibility.


On Jun 10, 2008, at 10:48 AM, Soltysik, Seumas wrote:

> Hi Guillaume,
> The extensions.xml file is in the META-INF directory which is needed  
> by
> the WSDL processor to determine what factory class is needed to parse
> WSDL extensors. I agree with you that exporting this directory is  
> not a
> great thing as any other bundle that also has an extensors.xml will  
> not
> be able to export that package without conflicts. We also ran into  
> this
> problem with the META-INF/cxf directory for a bundle we created and  
> had
> to put the cxf extensor info for this bundle in another directory.
> Regards,
> Seumas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Guillaume Nodet []
> Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 10:13 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: cxf-bundle.jar needs META-INF in the Export-Package  
> list to
> make extensions.xml available in OSGi
> What's inside the META-INF folder that need to be exported ?
> Exporting the META-INF directory is a bad idea because if you have any
> other bundle that also exports the same package, your client bundle
> may fail, depending on which bundle is wired to it.   Everything that
> need to be exported should be in a CXF specific package.
> Even export META-INF.cxf was not a very good idea, and ideally, the
> xml files should be moved to another folder like
> instead.
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 1:49 AM, Ramnarine, Michael
> <> wrote:
>> A small change to cxf-bundle.jar is needed, to make extensions.xml
>> available, when this is used in OSGi.
>> Would someone add META-INF to the Export-Package list, in
>> distribution/bundle/pom.xml?  The syntax is probably the same as
>> META-INF.cxf, so '=META-INF'.
>> We haven't moved to CXF 2.1 yet, so we need this on 2.0.x-fixes
>> initially.
>> -Mike
> -- 
> Cheers,
> Guillaume Nodet
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Daniel Kulp

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