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From "Clark, Chris" <>
Subject RE: Services provided by DOSGi
Date Sat, 27 Feb 2010 16:16:36 GMT

Thx for the reply :-)

So currently SOAP/HTTP and REST/HTTP is supported, I was just wondering about the learning
curve involved to support Hessian/Burlap, which also work over HTTP (sure I saw an article
bouncing around the internet about it, but can't remember where I saw it).

One thing I was considering was having the exposures dynamically activated, and preconfigured
base URLs (so you could for instance via a config service tell DOSGi to turn on one or more
of SOAP/HTTP, Hessian/HTTP, Burlap/HTTP, and REST/HTTP bindings, without any restarts or file

Anything I have missed in the current CXF implementation that might be heading in this direction,
or are there some big plans for the future ;-)
Don't want to be reinventing the wheel (even though I seem to be veering
towards the realms of ESB solutions)

I'm not too crazy about the support for RMI/JMS/etc..., these were just examples, and probably
bad ones to supply because of their nature (not based on HTTP), but I can see you know what
I generally mean...

Chris Clark  

"Audio, Video, Disco"

-----Original Message-----
From: David Bosschaert [] 
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: Services provided by DOSGi

Hi Chris,

Yes, this should be possible. The idea of using OSGi services and then
distribute them without having to worry about the protocol is exactly
what we had in mind when developing DOSGi!
The CXF-DOSGi implementation currently supports: SOAP/HTTP and
REST/HTTP. They can be configured by setting the or configuration type. If you don't specify a
configuration type it defaults to (SOAP).

Currently these two are supported, there are people talking about
supporting JMS as well, but it should be possible to add something
completely different as well... For more information see:

Best regards,


On 25 February 2010 22:09, Clark, Chris <> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I was just wondering, after struggling to incorporate CXF DOSGI into a long-running 'playground'
project of mine, whether it is possible to use the DOSGI system provided with CXF for other
front protocols - so can OSGi services be exposed via Hessian/Burlap/RMI/XML-RPC/etc... using
this system.
> The whole idea that I had was that we had a load of OSGi services, but would like to
be able to expose them dynamically, without any worry about the front-end protocol (whether
it be SOAP/JSON/XML-RPC/Hessian/whatever).
> Does CXF DOSGI support this? and is there any documentation about it?
> Chris Clark
> "Audio, Video, Disco"

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