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From Guillaume Nodet <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Donate Blueprint implementation to Aries podling
Date Thu, 24 Sep 2009 13:21:43 GMT
On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 14:58, Kevan Miller <> wrote:
> On Sep 23, 2009, at 11:20 AM, Guillaume Nodet wrote:
>> Some time ago, a few Geronimo committers have started an
>> implementation of the OSGi Blueprint Services spec, which is basically
>> an OSGi standardized version of Spring-DM (the next version of
>> Spring-DM being the RI of this spec).
>> The code was developed at Geronimo mostly because the people that were
>> interested in doing so were all Geronimo committers, so it was way
>> easier to set that up inside Geronimo.  However, the piece of code
>> does not really fit well in Geronimo, as it has nothing to do with
>> JEE.
> If Geronimo were using Blueprint, then Blueprint could fit just fine in
> Geronimo. By your argument, Geronimo should not implement any component that
> isn't part of an EE spec -- which I think we all agree is not true...

Right, that's not really what I implied.

> That said, it looks like Aries would also be a good home for Blueprint. If
> you and Jarek would prefer to work there (you two seem to have done most of
> the work), then you have my support. Since Geronimo will be consuming
> Blueprint, I expect that we'll have receptive ears as Geronimo identifies
> problems/requirements in the Blueprint implementation...

For sure.  And I'm also quite sure Aries would welcome any Geronimo
committer, and some of them are already part of Aries.

> If Aries Incubation doesn't work out, for some reason, we can always pull
> Blueprint back in (or consume from another project, if moved elsewhere...).


> --kevan

Guillaume Nodet
Open Source SOA

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