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From "Richard S. Hall" <he...@ungoverned.org>
Subject Re: Contribution of the dependency manager to Felix
Date Thu, 19 Jan 2006 15:47:16 GMT

This is excellent news...service dependency management in OSGi is a very 
important area, so it is nice to see that the Felix community has 
multiple members that are willing to contribute to it.

-> richard

Marcel Offermans wrote:
> To the Felix community,
> My name is Marcel Offermans, a senior software developer at luminis. 
> At luminis we have been working with OSGi frameworks in commercial 
> projects for over three years now and we have always been keen to work 
> with the open source community and to actively contribute.
> I would like to contribute the Dependency Manager implementation to 
> Felix. The dependency manager, like the service binder, is a tool that 
> manages service dependencies and allows you to declaratively define 
> them. Its goal is to provide a robust and easy to use framework for 
> bundle developers.
> You can read more about it on the OSGi site:
> http://www.osgi.org/news_events/articles.asp?section=4
> And get the current version from:
> https://opensource.luminis.net/confluence/display/XF/OSGi+bundles
> My short time goals are to make the bundle OSGi R4 compliant, to 
> change the packaging and remove the current Java 5 dependencies.
> The longer time goals are to enhance this into a full declarative 
> services implementation with the additional benefit of having an API 
> to manipulate the dependencies.
> I would like to work together with other developers to achieve these 
> goals and build on the work of projects like the service binder.
> Greetings, Marcel

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