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From BJ Freeman <bjf...@free-man.net>
Subject Re: OSGi based OFBiz framework
Date Fri, 16 Apr 2010 08:29:25 GMT
could you explain what I am looking at and what it shows that you
consider important, relative to ofbiz?

BJ Freeman
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Raj Saini sent the following on 4/16/2010 12:37 AM:
> Those who want to peek into running example without installing the
> application, here is the link:
> http://www.viithiisys.com:9999/demo?startup=example
> Thanks,
> Raj
> On 16/04/10 01:51, Raj Saini wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have been working on OSGi and OFBiz integration for a while. I could
>> successfully, run the OFBiz framework (entity engine and service
>> engine) as OSGi services. With this integration it is possible to run
>> Framework only OFBiz and use the OFBiz service engine for non form
>> widget applications (e.g. GWT, JSF etc). This should be interesting
>> for people wanting to use the service engine and entity engine.
>> For my experiment I have  Eclipse RAP (http://www.eclipse.org/rap) for
>> presentation layer and ported the part of Example application. My RAP
>> example application is using OFBiz entity engine to fetch some of the
>> data and service engine to create and update the examples.
>> I have uploaded the installable bundle at SF and it is available at
>> https://sourceforge.net/projects/ofbiz-osgi/files/osgi-ofbiz.tar.bz2/download
>> Requirements:
>> Platform - Current distribution works only on Linux (x86_64) systems.
>> This restriction is due to the executable including in the
>> distribution. It should be possible to run it using java -jar command
>> but it will need some configuration which is not ready yet.
>> Database - PostgreSQL DB server with database named 'ofbiz' and owned
>> by user 'ofbiz' and password 'ofbiz'.  It is possible to use other
>> databases but there are not JDBC driver bundles yet. Database server
>> must be running on localhost. It is possible to use the server running
>> on other hosts but it will need the change in entityengine.xml.
>> Demo data - OFBiz demo data loaded in the database as I am using
>> example and other related entities in the demo application.
>> Install & Run:
>> 1. Extract the tar achieve on your hard disk.
>> 2. Change to osgi-ofbiz folder.
>> 3. Execute ./ofbiz -console.
>> 4. point your browser to http://localhost:8080/demo?startup=example
>> Example application is written using Eclipse RAP. On application
>> startup, you should see a table with existing examples in the left
>> pane. Try changing the length of the columns.
>> Double clicking on a example should open it in the right pane editor.
>> Changing a field value in the editor should show instantly in the
>> right left panel (table view). Try emptying the name field in the
>> editor and it should show you a validation decorator. Hovering mouse
>> on decorator should show you the validation message. As soon as you
>> change any field, an asterisk (*) should appear next to the title on
>> editor pane. Trying closing the editor and you should see a dialog box
>> prompting to save before closing. Save the example by clicking on save
>> button on toolbar.
>> 3. Try creating an new example. Save the example and you should see
>> the newly added example in the left pane without browser refresh.
>> Should you need any further help, feel free to ask me. Look forward to
>> your feedback.
>> Regards,
>> Raj

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