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From Stefano Lenzi <kis...@interfree.it>
Subject Re: OBR Extension Proposal
Date Tue, 28 Aug 2007 09:36:46 GMT
Marcel Offermans wrote:
> First of all, the OBR is currently being defined and considered as a 
> standard within OSGi as RFC-112, as can be seen from Peter Kriens' blog 
> post here:
> http://www.osgi.org/blog/2007/07/osgi-bundle-repository-indexer-open.html
> I agree that having some way to create a more dynamic list of resources 
> would be nice, but I think we should either:
> a) work with OSGi to make it part of RFC-112, as they are asking for 
> feedback;

Do you know how can we send feedback?

> b) design it in such a way that we don't need to extend OBR.

What is the problem to extend OBR if we keep legacy compatibility?

> OBR accepts a fixed list of URL's, that is true, but we could have one 
> URL that points to a servlet that dynamically generates the contents of 
> the repository.xml (and you could use the bundle repository indexer 
> mentioned in the blog to implement that).

That could be a solution but I was thinking to the definition of ad-hoc 

> On Aug 28, 2007, at 9:27 , Guillaume Sauthier wrote:
>> Yep
>> That would be nice not to have that fixed URL list.
>> Currently, we always have the oscar bundle repository URL. This leads 
>> to timeout when you launch Felix and the OBR behind a proxy...
>> --Guillaume
>> Stefano Lenzi wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I'd like to know your opinion and interest in the following 
>>> improvement for the OBR software.
>>> I think that we'll be nice to have OBR use RepositoryService(or 
>>> ResourceLocator) instead of a fixed list of URL for collecting all 
>>> the information of all the sources so that it will be easy to extend 
>>> OBR in order to use:
>>>  - Maven2 repository as Bundle repository
>>>  - sourceforge.net, berlios.de, etc. download section area as Bundle 
>>> repository
>>>  - Repository with authentication requirement
>>> What do you think?
>>> Ciao,
>>> Stefano "Kismet" Lenzi

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