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From clement escoffier <clement.escoff...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ApacheCon EU Felix BOF
Date Fri, 27 Mar 2009 20:33:22 GMT
2009/3/27 Marcel Offermans <marcel.offermans@luminis.nl>

> Great summary, Clement! I'd like to elaborate on some of these points.

I send the mail for that (I didn't see you today ???)

> On Mar 27, 2009, at 12:16 , Clement Escoffier wrote:
>  Several topics were addressed such as:
>> - Why choosing Felix instead of Equinox: the license difference is not
>> a killer argument. The main questions are: is Felix enough mature,
>> what about the compliance, support, services .... ?
> Our users are telling us they want a full R4.1 implementation (this is one
> of the things I've been hearing for a long time now), so I think we should
> make an effort to get to that point.

Exactly, I forget to mention that. They definitely want the compliance and
additional services. However, I know that Rick is working hard to get the
fragments. Is it the last missing core functionality?



>  - What about creating a "Apache bundle repository" containing all
>> bundles made by Apache projects (both apache products and 3rd party
>> libs). It will be something like an Apache OSGi Common project.
>> Issues, License, Versioning, Support? Two issues are opened : creating
>> a room for new bundles (script engines...) and how to create a
>> repository for existing bundles?
> It probably makes sense to extend this beyond a plain OBR, since that still
> won't allow "humans" to browse the repository and really learn about the
> different components in there. We need something that really helps the user,
> explaining the bundle, etc.
>  Providing a all-in-one Felix distribution were the user selects the
>> required "features/capabilities/profiles".
> Just a distribution where Felix starts up with all the bundles installed,
> running stuff like webconsole out of the box, that is a good starting point
> for people to start developing their own stuff.
>  - Marcel Offermans is going to present an Ant build system to build
>> OSGi applications
> Noel Bergman specifically was very interested in this, but I think it would
> be good if we provide tooling for various build systems.
>  as well as propose an Apache project for a
>> provisioning server.
> We had very positive feedback from the community at ApacheCon about this,
> so I'm going to submit a proposal on this to the incubator in a week or two.
> Feel free to express your interest if you want to participate.
> Greetings, Marcel

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