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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: OSGi Container in Geronimo
Date Fri, 21 Oct 2005 18:17:33 GMT

I'm working on an OSGi integration for geronimo with basically the  
same set of goals in mind.  I have been working with Jeff McAffer to  
get the Equinox OSGi implementation running well, and I hope to have  
something to show off in a few weeks.


On Oct 21, 2005, at 10:55 AM, Eishay Smith wrote:

> I'm part of the Eclipse Open Healthcare Project (EOHF), a first  
> Eclipse
> project that targets an industry specific client framework over  
> RCP. One of
> the problems we face in our architecture is the need to run OSGi  
> bundles on
> the server side.
> The outcome is an idea to have an OSGi container inside Geronimo.  
> Such a
> container should act like any other container in an application  
> server,
> such as EJB, Web and Spring containers.
> The container design should strive to have OSGi bundles be unaware  
> whether
> they run in a client or server side. At first there will be some
> restrictions on the bundles, and wile the container will mature and  
> OSGi
> will supply relevant features, those restrictions will shrink.
> The OSGi bundles should be accessible by other GBeans, this way EJBs,
> Servlets and misc GBeans should be able to make use of Eclipse plugins
> (ones that does not utilize UI). Plugins that could be used are, for
> example, ones that implements messaging stack or doing data  
> manipulation.
> Comments and ideas are welcome.
> Thanks,
> Eishay

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