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From "Alex Karasulu" <>
Subject Re: [OSGi] Implementing OSGi for 1.5
Date Thu, 22 Feb 2007 03:32:19 GMT

On 2/21/07, Enrique Rodriguez <> wrote:
> On 2/9/07, Alex Karasulu <> wrote:
> > John,
> >
> > Doing this means committing to OSGi and I'm not going to be too
> > comfortable with doing this until I see:
> > ...
> > To tell you the truth we have big concerns that overshadow the container
> > effort right now.  First on that list is multi master replication so we
> > can make the directory and all that rests upon it fault tolerant.
> >
> > That does not mean I am not interested in OSGi or getting this stuff
> > working and integrated into the main trunk.  I'm sure we're going to see
> > several benefits from using a container again.
> My thoughts on moving ApacheDS to OSGi:
> 1)  I am in agreement with the priorities and timeline mentioned by
> Alex and Emmanuel.  There are some key enterprise features the server
> needs first and I have a lot of clean-up, doco, and enhancements to
> make to the protocols myself.  I think we can target June and work to
> get the ApacheDS house in order by then.
> 2)  A lot has improved in OSGi-land since we first started making
> ApacheDS bundles with Maven 1.0.  OSGi support on jcp-open was
> encouraging as well as support we've seen from members of the JBoss,
> Geronimo, Spring, and Maven communities.  We'll see a lot of activity
> this year, making OSGi even easier to move to:  3rd-party library
> support, Spring support, and drastic improvements to Maven bundle
> plugin technology.  To be honest, moving a year ago to OSGi would have
> been a lot of effort and I think the 3 months asked for here will
> allow us to get some groundwork laid in the Felix community to make
> this an even easier transition.
> 3)  I think the next step is to get all of the great thinking that was
> in this thread into a Confluence page.  Is this still the best
> location?:
> We can move that page over by itself, but there was some indication
> that the entire site was moving?

It should all move but feel free to move this page into the dev section of
the 1.5 space.


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