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From "Henri Gomez" <>
Subject Re: Osgifing Tomcat
Date Wed, 23 Apr 2008 14:46:09 GMT
>  I share your concern about OSGI and hype :-)

As a regular Eclipse user, I like OSGI, but from the plugin altitude.

>  I spent few years working on a project using OSGI heavily, with people
>  buying the hype. It was a big disaster, most time was spent
>  reinventing the wheels and turning perfectly simple code to services,
>  registering the services in a bundle and importing it in another, then
>  figuring out why it's slow to start up or start order problems or
>  manifests.

Could we say that today OSGI is more mature and stable, ie Equinox or Felix ?

>  On the other side - OSGI has a good class loader implementation,
>  probably the best ( JBoss has a good one too - using a similar
>  delegation mechanism ).

And OSGI help modularity

>  As long as you stick to using the class loader - i.e. have manifests
>  with imports/exports and the boilerplate - OSGI can be a benefit.
>  Since IMO the main problem in tomcat is lack of modularity - it
>  wouldn't be bad to give it a try.

A big +1.

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