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From "John E. Conlon" <>
Subject Re: [OSGi] Adding Manifests to Dependency Jars
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2007 20:19:40 GMT
Ole Ersoy wrote:
> Hey John,
> I got the RPM stuff uploaded and hope to have a users guide soon, 
> after I clean up and
> simplify a little.  BTW - Thanks for calling it imaginative and bold.  
> I look at that once in a while
> when I need to get pumped up.  Usually I get "Less than useless, 
>'ve completely lost it?,... and
> they sell brains and Walmart you know?", so that definitely helps 
> balance things out :-).
Caveat - While a requested preventative ui feature in some 
environments,  the "Burning Oil on B@lls"  experience is most typically 
encountered in the process of attempting to preform some kind of 
imaginative and bold act.  ;-)

> I posted on the felix development list regarding the manifests 
> insertion, but I'm still waiting on a reply.
> I'll probably just run the felix plugin, see what it does, and create 
> another repository processing equivalent.
> That way it can be run before the RPM one is run, so that the jars are 
> OSGi compliant.
They may be OSGi compliant, but I don't expect the felix plugin defaults 
will be enough to generate OSGi jars for ADS that will work. 

> I think the maven repository needs some scrubbing first though.  So 
> many things to do!  Back to work.
> Yeeehah!
> Have a terrific weekend,
> - Ole
You too. 

BTW - I am blaming you for getting me interested in EMF.

kind regards,
> John E. Conlon wrote:
>> Hi Ole,
>> Must say that your RPM effort is both imaginative and bold so I am 
>> looking forward to seeing how it develops! Your right - for OSGi, our 
>> jars and our dependency jars would require OSGi metadata, but I think 
>> the idea of the RPMFactory adding that OSGi metadata might be 'A 
>> Bridge too Far'.
>> When the time comes for it I think ADS following the best practices 
>> pioneered at Felix and using the osgi plugin would be the safest bet.
>> BTW - The maven team is considering to dual purpose maven repos for 
>> both development and OSGi application install/upgrades.  This will 
>> allow a yum like install/upgrade service for OSGi applications via 
>> the Felix Bundle Repository commands.
>> kind regards,
>> John
>> Ole Ersoy wrote:
>>> John,
>>> You would probably be the one to answer this.
>>> The RPM Factory will create RPMs out of all the maven repository jars.
>>> I think for OSGi, those jars need to have a manifests added as well.
>>> Would it be helpful if the RPMFactory generated the manifests and 
>>> added them
>>> to the jars prior to packaging them?
>>> Cheers,
>>> - Ole

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