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From Sam Chance <sgcha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OSGi and Jini
Date Fri, 03 Jul 2009 17:12:17 GMT

That's great to hear!  Please let me know when you set up org.indjinn.  I'd
love to see it.

Also, I suspect you will see some of the Paremus guys at the London event.

Thank you!

On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 12:43 PM, Jools <joolski@gmail.com> wrote:

> > Dennis Reedy wrote:
> >
> > "Forget about OSGi for now, its a red herring for River moving out of
> > incubation, and frankly a bit of noise that produces the same reaction
> > every
> > time it is posted. This is not to say the each technology (combined or
> > separate) does not have its merits/issues, its just time to move on. ..."
> >
> Let me paraphrase what Dennis means;
> Every time the discussion of how we move jini/river forward, we get the
> same
> bunch of nay-sayers spewing onto the list.
> Let's just try and get a release out with what have now so we can see how
> to
> get the next release built.
> <snip/>
> >
> > I agree with the last phrase of the last sentence. But it's remarkable
> how
> > differently we collectively disagree with what "...moving on..." means!
> To
> > some, "moving on" means embracing OSGi, particularly distributed OSGi
> > (D-OSGi). To others, it means treating OSGi as orthogonal to Jini/River.
> >
> > I know you guys are very busy, but it would be nice if the most
> experienced
> > Jini/River software engineers were able to dissect the [OSGi] RFC 119 and
> > provide an assessment as to how or if it is "suited" for Jini/River.  I
> > know
> > it's tough to allocate time to do that though.
> >
> I went to the OSGI conference in Zurich, and will be attending the UK OSGI
> conference in London on July 14th to try and get a handle on where D-OSGI
> is
> going.
> Or rather "Remoteness in OSGI" as it seems to be called these days.
> I've been working on a few possible uses for OSGI, as it relates to Jini
> and
> in certain situations it's a very good mix.
> Using Rio and Felix I've taken an existing application (which is currently
> live and working very nicely) and tried to wire up the application using
> Bundles, by embdeding an instance of Apache Felix inside my ServiceBean
> (Rio
> speak for Jini service).
> And shock horror..... it worked.
> I've also been playing around with turning functional parts of the Jini
> codebase into bundles, exporters, service discovery etc and I've had some
> success and failure.
> Hopefully I'll see some Jini guys at the conference, but if not I'll post
> up
> my findings on org.indjinn (when I've set it up!)
> Cheers,
> --Jools

Sam Chance
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