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From "Richard S. Hall" <he...@ungoverned.org>
Subject Re: Java 7 compiler issue
Date Fri, 27 Apr 2012 14:10:31 GMT
On 4/27/12 09:40 , Christian Schneider wrote:
> In Karaf we currently include the osgi spec jars in karaf.main which 
> is not such a good solution as they are mixed with impl classes.
> So for karaf internally as well as for end users of OSGi developing on 
> Java 7 it makes sense to have an OSGi spec that is compatible with 
> Java 7 really soon.

Just to be clear, the spec is compatible, just the delivered JARs need 
to be recompiled.

> I will create such a project in
> in karaf for the mean time but I would prefer if we could move this to 
> Felix. End users would expect such an API jar rather from felix then 
> from Karaf.

We won't release OSGi artifacts as stand alone. We did that in the past 
and it caused us more problems that what it was worth.

> Even with R5 out it might be a good idea to provide a 4.x spec that is 
> compatible to Java 7 as developers can use it to express that they 
> target their development for an OSGi 4.x framework.
> Especially when using the maven bundle plugin this is important as it 
> creates the import package version out of the maven artifact version.
> So what do you think about providing the OSGi 4.3 specs in Felix?

My vote: -1.

-> richard

> Christian
> Am 27.04.2012 15:15, schrieb Richard S. Hall:
>> On 4/27/12 07:33 , Guillaume Nodet wrote:
>>> Does the OSGi Alliance plan to release a version that can work with 
>>> jdk 7 ?
>>> Or could we build one, as we used to provide the core specs before the
>>> alliance put them in maven central ?
>> I think the R5 JARs will target Java 5, once they are released, which 
>> should be fairly soon.
>> -> richard

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