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From "Guillaume Nodet" <>
Subject Re: Using ApacheDS as a back-end for ConfigurationAdmin
Date Thu, 16 Oct 2008 06:28:54 GMT
Hey Chris!

Thanks for the pointer.  I had seen some code about the OSGi packaging
but I missed that piece of code.
I've downloaded the latest distribution and for the packaging, it may
be easier to just use a single bundle with all the apacheds-* and
shared-* jars.
We have already most (if not all) the other dependencies packaged as
OSGi bundles available for ServiceMix.
I guess I'll try that first and see how it goes.  I can easily provide
a patch to do that.
I don't know the apacheds internals and I'm not sure if some of the
jars are optional or not, so if it makes sense to deploy only a subset
of these jars.
If yes, it may be better to directly package those jars as bundles,
provided that there is no clashes in the packages (no classes from two
different jars belong to the same package).

For the ConfigurationAdmin service, there are two choices:
re-implement it from scratch, or leverage the felix one and just plug
in a different backend store.  I would rather go the second way, as
the interface to implement is quite simple:
However, it seems that this interface is not able to notify the config
admin service of any changes, so it may be easier to restart from

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 5:40 AM, Chris Custine <> wrote:
> Hi Guillaume,
> Alex Karasulu and I were just talking about this exact same subject this
> week.  We also want to implement the UserAdmin spec with ApacheDS as well if
> there is any interest.  There was an effort last year to do some of this but
> the core of ApacheDS underwent a major overhaul and is just now
> stabilizing.  It is also on the roadmap to package ApacheDS as OSGi bundles
> which will help with embedding.
> There is some old code in the ApacheDS sandbox but it is all based on an
> older version of ApacheDS and would require a lot of work.  Here is the link
> if you are interested:
> If this is something that
> Chris
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> On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 2:08 PM, Guillaume Nodet <> wrote:
>> I'd like to investigate the use of ApacheDS as a backing store for the
>> ConfigurationAdmin service.
>> I've googled a bit and found some emails about that, but not any
>> pointer to some existing code.
>> Has anyone already worked on that ?
>> --
>> Cheers,
>> Guillaume Nodet
>> ------------------------
>> Blog:
>> ------------------------
>> Open Source SOA

Guillaume Nodet
Open Source SOA

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