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From Christian Schneider <ch...@die-schneider.net>
Subject Re: [karaf boot] Added a DS sample with Servlet and JPA and slightly different setup
Date Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:25:19 GMT
Basically a karaf boot application provides standard bundles and features.
So it should work like a normal application.

For the standalone packaging it depends on how we do it. If it is a 
standard karaf zip then it will work with pax exam out of the box.


On 16.12.2015 16:21, David Daniel wrote:
> Can a karaf boot application be loaded into pax exam 4.7 in a manner
> similar to a standard karaf application.  Would love to see a karaf boot
> application integrated with the bnd launcher as well.
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 9:54 AM, Christian Schneider <
> chris@die-schneider.net> wrote:
>> I found a bit of time to work on the karaf-boot effort JB initiated at
>> last.
>> I adapted the tasklist example from aries jpa for karaf boot.
>> You can find the result in a branch:
>> https://github.com/jbonofre/karaf-boot/tree/tasklist-sample/karaf-boot-samples/karaf-boot-sample-tasklist
>> The example contains a JPA persistence unit, a TaskService which
>> implements a JPA based repository and a servlet using the http-whiteboard.
>> I did a little different approach to what JB used with the starter pom and
>> the karaf boot plugin.
>> - I created a karaf-boot-api with the same idea like the enroute base-api.
>> It is a pom that contains all APIs you will likely need for starting a real
>> business application.
>> This is the only dependency of the sample. So people starting with this
>> pom will be able to start coding business code without thinking about the
>> necessary libs.
>> I also put some test dependencies there like slf4j and junit to help
>> people with creating tests.
>> - I also created a karaf-boot-parent as a parent for all karaf-boot
>> samples. It sets up all the necessary plugins like maven-bundle-plugin or
>> compiler-plugin. This is different
>> from JBs approach of using a karaf-boot-plugin. I think the parent
>> approach is better as it is easier to understand and extend. People can
>> look into the parent to see what it does
>> and when their project grows they can copy/paste the useful parts into
>> their own parent.
>> - I externalized the osgi settings using an osgi.bnd file. This allows to
>> easily customize the OSGi settings without redefining the
>> maven-bundle-plugin. It is also compatible to bndtools 3.1
>> as far as I can tell. So it should make it easier to work on the code
>> using bndtools.
>> Apart from that I created a small stub for defining a feature using
>> annotations:
>> This is how it could look like:
>> https://github.com/jbonofre/karaf-boot/blob/tasklist-sample/karaf-boot-samples/karaf-boot-sample-tasklist/src/main/java/org/apache/aries/jpa/example/tasklist/feature/TasklistFeature.java
>> @Feature(
>>           name="tasklist",
>>           version="1.0.0",
>>           features = {"jpa", "transaction", "hibernate", "http"},
>>           configFile = "org.ops4j.datasource-tasklist.cfg"
>> )
>> The idea is to add this annotation to any class and then let a yet to be
>> written karaf-feature plugin create a feature.xml from it.
>> The result would be a feature with the given name and dependencies. The
>> feature would by default also contain the current bundle. So this would
>> allow to start with one maven project that contains everything to easily
>> get a small business application running.
>> So some things left to do are:
>> - plugin for the feature creation
>> - plugin for packaging a self contained karaf including the application
>> and all deps and config. More or less this can be done with the current
>> karaf-maven-plugin but we need to tune it so it needs less configuration.
>> - plugin for running the application from the command line
>> - artifact for creating new karaf-boot applications
>> - documentation for the transition to a larger multi project setup with
>> its own parent. Maybe a separate artifact would also do, not sure
>> - Integration with bndtools to give the user a nicer IDE for OSGi than
>> plain eclipse
>> I would be happy about any feedback.
>> Christian
>> --
>> Christian Schneider
>> http://www.liquid-reality.de
>> Open Source Architect
>> http://www.talend.com

Christian Schneider

Open Source Architect

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