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From Guillaume Nodet <gno...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Experiment to make karaf 4 smaller
Date Mon, 12 May 2014 08:44:03 GMT
I agree that the minimal distro should be smaller.
Though I think before removing anything, we need to have an easy way for
users to add them back.  I'm mostly thinking about equinox and xerces :
  * i don't think we have a simple way to switch an assembly to using
equinox using the maven plugin
  * cxf needs it afaik, and we add it
to org.osgi.framework.system.packages.extra in etc/config.properties
If we improve the maven plugin to support those things, we can remove those
from minimal I think.
For wrapper and additional features, the plugin already gives a simple way
to add them back, so we can already remove them I think.

2014-05-11 17:50 GMT+02:00 Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jb@nanthrax.net>:

> Hi Christian,
> I have:
> - net distro very small (less than 1MB)
> - minimal distro I guess similar to that you have (but including equinox).
> It's something that I planned for Karaf 4.0.0.
> Regards
> JB
> On 05/07/2014 04:06 PM, Christian Schneider wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> just wanted to share my experiences in trying to make karaf 4 minimal
>> even smaller.
>> Currently karaf 4 minimal tar.gz is about 10MB.
>> With some small tweaks I was able to get it down to about 6MB.
>> I removed equinox (1.3 MB), XercesImpl (1.3MB in lib/endorsed) and some
>> features like the wrapper.
>> I would not really suggest to do all this for karaf minimal but perhaps
>> this helps some people who aim to build a really small custom distro.
>> What we might look into is to remove equinox and xerces from the
>> framework kar and add them later in the two distros. This would allow
>> people to build their own distros without tweaking the framework kar.
>> Christian
> --
> Jean-Baptiste Onofré
> jbonofre@apache.org
> http://blog.nanthrax.net
> Talend - http://www.talend.com

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