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From "Florian Brunner (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FELIX-4831) Simplify the declaration of capabilities
Date Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:45:38 GMT

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Florian Brunner commented on FELIX-4831:
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Another usage could be a @BundleActivator annotation which generates a Bundle-Activator=<class-name>
property in the properties file.

> Simplify the declaration of capabilities
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FELIX-4831
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FELIX-4831
>             Project: Felix
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Maven Bundle Plugin
>    Affects Versions: maven-bundle-plugin-2.5.3
>            Reporter: Florian Brunner
>
> Declaring capabilities is currently rather cryptic. It requires a specific syntax, which
I believe is hard to remember for non-OSGi experts.
> E.g. to provide a CDI extension using PAX-CDI you would need something like this:
>                         <Provide-Capability>
>                             org.ops4j.pax.cdi.extension; extension=my-extension
>                         </Provide-Capability>
> To require the CDI extension you would need something like this:
>                     <instructions>
>                         <Require-Capability>
>                             osgi.extender; filter:="(osgi.extender=pax.cdi)", org.ops4j.pax.cdi.extension;
filter:="(extension=my-extension)"
>                         </Require-Capability>
>                     </instructions>
> The proposed solutions consists of 3 parts:
>  - a new property for the bundle goal of the Maven Bundle Plugin: instructionsFile 
>   This property defines a properties file containing additional BND instructions to take
into consideration when executing the goal
> - a annotation library, which provides annotations for declaring BND instructions
> - a custom annotation processor, which generates the instructionsFile from the annotations
> This approach would:
> - guide the developer what to specify
> - doesn't require the developer to know the exact syntax
> - helps avoiding typos



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