On Mar 24, 2010, at 12:58 PM, Sangjin Lee wrote:

Thanks. So it sounds like it will be pretty much a *requirement* that applications on 3.0 need to be fully OSGi bundles,

Well, the idea is that the geronimo deployment process will turn your javaee app into one or more bundles.  We set up defaults for the osgi manifest headers but you can modify them in your geronimo plans.

and if you were using the shared lib as part of your classloading scheme you will have to convert them all to OSGi bundles.

Jars that aren't part of a javaee application need to be converted to bundles before installing them.   I guess we could provide a default conversion but usually this doesn't seem to be adequate in practice.  Do you think this is going to be a problem for users?

david jencks


On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 11:56 AM, David Jencks <david_jencks@yahoo.com> wrote:

On Mar 24, 2010, at 9:20 AM, Sangjin Lee wrote:

My apologies if this has been discussed before, but what is the thinking on the shared lib on Geronimo 3.0? As Geronimo moves to the OSGi based infrastructure, will it make it into G 3.0? If so, how would it be exposed in terms of classloading? Thanks...

I don't think this has been discussed.  I don't think that shared lib makes any sense in 3.0.  Any jar you install needs to be a bundle already and once the osgi kernel knows about it it can be used in wiring however it got installed.  We might want more tooling to help bundle-ify plain jars and to clarify how to install bundles but I don't think shared lib makes sense.

thanks for bringing this up
david jencks