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From Johan Ström <jo...@stromnet.se>
Subject Gradle & OBR?
Date Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:24:06 GMT

while not strictly a Felix question, I'd like to crosspost a question I
have regarding Gradle, OSGi and OBR here, as I hope there might be
someone out there who has a good answer.. :)

(Originally posted on:

Previously I've been using Maven and the maven-bundle-plugin to archive
the following:

When doing mvn install, local maven repo contains my bundle + all my
bundle's deps automatically
* Local repo becomes OBR repository by mvn bundle:index, also
repository.xml is automatically updated with every mvn install.
* Local repo can now be used for Karaf bundle deployment
Now, I'm looking to migrate some projects to Gradle, which is very nice
in many ways. I'm successfully creating bundles using the
'org.dm.bundle' plugin (basic 'osgi' plugin did not allow me to
auto-create service components).

By using Gradle's maven plugin I can do gradle install to install my own
bundle in local maven repo. I could then use bindex to manually (or
through some gradle hacking) index the repo. However, my dependencies
are not put into the maven repo, they are only stored in the gradle
cache dir. Thus, I can not use the OBR repo to deploy in Karaf yet.

I've been looking around a lot trying to find some good solution to
this, but I have not found anything.

I've looked at Karaf feature files, which would allow me to specify mvn
URLs directly instead of relying on OBR, but I'd like to avoid messing
with feature files manually, or all together if possible.

There are references to using Nexus, but only Nexus Pro supports OBR
from what I can see?

I'm up for suggestions on alternative solutions as well; the main goal
is that I shall be able to deploy my bundles + deps in Karaf. Maven does
not have to be used at all really, although I need some way for
different Gradle projects to find dependencies from some other projects
(which are not part of the same multi-project).

Any ideas or discussions to put me on the right track is appreciated!


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