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From Ivan <>
Subject Re: About deploying web applications to Tomcat 7.0
Date Mon, 04 Jan 2010 06:19:13 GMT
Yes, I am also sure that it should be easy to make the mvn protocol handler
to support the nested bundle function.  The reason for saying "not a
standard bundle" is for the no-copying OSGI bundle deployment, I guess that
it might be more difficult if the source file is a nested bundle file.
However, it is just a guess ;-)

2010/1/4 David Jencks <>

> On Jan 3, 2010, at 5:53 PM, Ivan wrote:
> <snip>
>  I will try the solution about dividing the ear as multiple bundles, the
>>> ear itself is one, all the modules it contains are the others, and it is
>>> possible to use require-bundle to connect the module bundle to the ear
>>> bundle.
>> I'd prefer to avoid require-bundle.  I was thinking of modifying the pax
>> url handler so that we could continue to repackage the ear as we do now, but
>> have the car file contain several bundles corresponding to the different
>> modules inside.  We could perhaps imitate jar urls and append !<moduleName>
>> to point to an "internal" bundle.  If we did this the car would still be a
>> single artifact in maven but would supply all the bundles at once.
>>    Yes, require-bundle did not have a good reputation in the OSGI world,
>> but in this scenario, I think we could use it to reduce the complexity.
>>    Keeping the same package way is a good choice, for currently, the
>> repository directory is a really 'repository', Geronimo never loads any
>> class from it, ^_^.  But if in that way, the file is not a standard bundle,
>> and it only works for the special url handler.
> Well, after the bundle gets extracted by the url handler it's a plain
> ordinary bundle.  The car-with bundles-inside is really just a delivery
> mechanism.  I'm pretty sure it would be easy to implement, but might not be
> a great idea long term.  It might be convenient until we find something
> better.  On the other hand it might get popular in other contexts.
> I forgot to mention that the other approach that seems promising to me is
> to use the application bundle idea from the aries project.
> thanks
> david jencks
>>  One thing I am thinking is that how to generate the exports for the ear
>>> bundle, maybe the deployer might need use something like asm to scan all the
>>> library files.
>> I think we should look into using BND for this.
>>    Yes, BND should help us.
>> thanks
>> david jencks
> <snip>


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