The things that I were looking for were 

1.  Deployment from a central repository - which I suppose can be done on karaf . 
2.  Centrally managing what get's deployed where - for example when a new version comes out, we might want to push to a few installations initially and then push to all the other installations once stability is confirmed.
3.  Many of the installations are on laptops which may not be always on the network - so it would be nice to know who all have upgraded and who all have not at any point of time


On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 5:40 PM, Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jb@nanthrax.net> wrote:
I second Guillaume here: ACE won't help on the feature, and basically Karaf 4 already provides most of ACE features.


On 08/01/2016 01:49 PM, Guillaume Nodet wrote:
Karaf 4.x supports upgrading features (hence bundles) out-of-the box.
I'm not really sure what Ace really brings in this context.

2016-08-01 13:32 GMT+02:00 Hari Madhavan <madhavanh@gmail.com


    We are developing a health-care domain product and use Felix as the
    OSGI implementation and Karaf as the platform for production
    deployment. One of the requirements for the product is to be able to
    upgrade bundles automatically across all deployments. I was looking
    to use Apache Ace to achieve this.

    While I could get the ace server and client to work independently, I
    could not get a recent maven artefact tor the Ace client to deploy
    on Karaf.  I noticed that the version on maven is more than 5 years
    old ( and incubator status ).

    Is ace the right product for providing automatic distribution of
    upgrades for OSGI bundles when running on Karaf ? Are there other
    alternatives ?



Guillaume Nodet
Red Hat, Open Source Integration

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Jean-Baptiste Onofré
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Hari Madhavan,