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From Enrique Rodriguez <>
Subject Moving Prefs SPI OSGi bundle to Apache Felix
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2005 11:25:24 GMT
Hi, Directory developers,

Some time ago Alex wrote a JDK Prefs service provider implementation 
(SPI) that is backed by the Directory project's JNDI provider.  This is 
currently in the apacheds core.  Some time ago, I also began an OSGi 
wrapper for the aforementioned SPI, since the OSGi service platform spec 
defines lightweight interfaces for making prefs implementations plug 
into an OSGi backplane.

I am writing to propose that we wrap up this implementation and "donate" 
the OSGi bundle to the Apache Felix project.  By doing so we not only 
increase inter-project collaboration at the ASF and support the 
incubating Felix project, but we also gain another avenue for ApacheDS 
embedding.  This is a classic win-win scenario.

Being fully mavenized, the SPI and, of course, JNDI provider, will 
remain at Directory and only the OSGi Prefs wrapper will move to Felix.

If there are no objections, I'll announce on the Apache Felix list that 
we intend to do this work and then Alex and I and any other volunteers 
will work to complete it.  This is a minor amount of work, but an amount 
still needs to fit in with everything else we're doing.


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