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From Serge Huber <shu...@jahia.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Karaf marketing
Date Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:42:45 GMT
I agree with you Achim but I was mostly proposing that because basically lots of developers
want to use Spring librairies to avoid writing code themselves. So unless we can provide a
replacement for all they are building I think we should have some kind of way of helping them
get bootstrapped. 

Maybe this could be a seperate project outside of Karaf ? 

In the meantime I keep trying to convince the Pivotal guys every chance I get to see the light
and come back to OSGi and embrace Karaf :) 


> On 12 nov. 2015, at 10:40, Achim Nierbeck <bcanhome@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Serge,
> one note about the spring idea ...
> right now spring isn't a nice osgi citizen anymore.
> So I fear Karaf will get blamed for Spring issues around Spring running
> inside OSGi.
> That's why I would keep away from that.
> regards, Achim
> 2015-11-12 10:32 GMT+01:00 Serge Huber <shuber@jahia.com>:
>> Hello,
>>> On 12 nov. 2015, at 07:54, Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jb@nanthrax.net> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I already discussed with some of you about my plan on Karaf marketing.
>>> I think clearly that we had a great project, a great team, a great tool,
>> but we're not really good in term of promotion and marketing.
>> Yes Karaf is clearly one of the hidden gems of the ASF, and if marketing
>> it properly can make it more visible and people understand it’s value
>> better, everybody wins.
>>> Especially, we have to be clear in the message and the projects that we
>> deliver. For instance, again, I'm sure that karaf-boot is a huge step
>> forward in Karaf adoption. I'm not sure that all users are aware and know
>> the purpose of Cellar, Cave, Decanter, and even some Karaf areas.
>> Yes, and at the same time positioning Karaf as compatible with lots of
>> technologies would help. For example tell everyone that they can realize
>> their projects in Karaf that use Spring technologies would be helpful, not
>> making them have to choose between Karaf or Spring, but rather just use
>> Karaf as the runtime and build on top of it using Spring librairies. Of
>> course this requires that we provide features for all of these.
>>> In order to improve the Karaf marketing area, I would like to propose
>> the following plan:
>>> 1. More professional website
>>> I think we have to improve both the content and the look'n feel of the
>> website.
>>> In term of content, I think it makes sense to not emphasize on OSGi. The
>> fact that Karaf runs OSGi is not really interesting for most of end users
>> (of course, it is for advanced/power users). We have to explain that Karaf
>> is modern and multi-purpose container. More over, with karaf-boot, it
>> becomes also a bootstrapper and "run anywhere" paradigm platform.
>>> So, I started a new website, changing the look'n feel (to give a more
>> professional shape) and the content (changing the marketing message):
>>>      http://maven.nanthrax.net/goodies/karaf/site/
>> Looks really good, there are a few images that have resizing issues but
>> that’s a detail. One message I also repeat often about Karaf is that it’s
>> the basic runtime you would end up with if you started a project from
>> scratch, so why not use that as a start instead of re-implementing it.
>> Also, at JavaOne Oracle was talking about Jigsaw a lot, so maybe we can
>> capitalize on this by saying that this is a module system that is proven
>> and future-ready. I like the enterprise positioning, clearly in opposition
>> of not-yet-ready-for-production platforms such as docker or in some regards
>> Spring-boot :)
>>> I will complete the website today (some cleanup, other pages than the
>> home one, etc), but it already gives you an idea.
>>> 2. New guides/documentation
>>> I'm working on the improvement in term of content of the documentation.
>> Especially, the dev guide will be more straight forward, providing recipes
>> for users.
>>> All guides will use asciidoc now. You can already see the kind of output
>> on the Decanter guide:
>>>      http://karaf.apache.org/manual/decanter/latest-1/index.html
>>> All Karaf guides (and subprojects) will be rendered in a popup using
>> such look'n feel.
>> Looks good but it would be fantastic if it was also responsive so that it
>> can be used on tablets and or phablets :)
>>> 3. Meetups
>>> I plan to organize a Karaf Meetup beginning of 2016. I have some
>> sponsors in mind. The purpose is to meet most of Karaf users, devs, and
>> enthusiasts.
>>> I will give you more details soon.
>> Sounds fantastic. If you need help with the sponsoring I could try to talk
>> to people here.
>>> Thoughts ?
>> Love the approach, the old website really needed revamping, and this is
>> definitely a great step forward !
>> cheers,
>>  Serge…
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