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From Guillaume Nodet <gno...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache ServiceMix Kernel 1.1.0
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2009 08:30:29 GMT
The Apache ServiceMix Team is pleased to announce the release
of Apache ServiceMix Kernel 1.1.0.

Apache ServiceMix Kernel is a small OSGi based runtime which provides a
lightweight container onto which various components and applications can
be deployed.
    *  Hot deployment: ServiceMix Kernel supports hot deployment of OSGi
       bundles by monitoring jar files inside the [home]/deploy directory.
       Each time a jar is copied in this folder, it will be installed
       inside the runtime. You can then update or delete it and changes
       will be handled automatically. In addition, the Kernel also supports
       exploded bundles and custom deployers (a spring one is included by
       default).
    * Dynamic configuration: Services are usually configured through the
      ConfigurationAdmin OSGi service. Such configuration can be defined
      in ServiceMix Kernel using property files inside the [home]/etc
      directory. These configurations are monitored and changes on the
      properties files will be propagated to the services.
    * Logging System: using a centralized logging back end supported by
      Log4J, ServiceMix Kernel supports a number of different APIs (JDK 1.4,
      JCL, SLF4J, Avalon, Tomcat, OSGi)
    * Provisioning: Provisioning of libraries or applications can be done
      through a number of different ways, by which they will be downloaded
      locally, installed and started.
    * Native OS integration: ServiceMix Kernel can be integrated into your
      own Operating System as a service so that the lifecycle will be bound
      to your Operating System.
    * Extensible Shell console: ServiceMix features a nice text console where
      you can manage the services, install new applications or libraries and
      manage their state. This shell is easily extensible by deploying new
      commands dynamically along with new features or applications.
    * Remote access: use any SSH client to connect to the kernel and issue
      commands in the console
    * Security framework based on JAAS
    * Managing instances: ServiceMix Kernel provides simple commands for
      managing instances of ServiceMix Kernel. You can easily create, delete,
      start and stop instances of ServiceMix Kernel through the console.


The Apache ServiceMix Kernel 1.1.0 release brings a lot of new features
enhancements and bug fixes:
    * remote connection using SSH protocol
    * provisioning enhancements: versioning / hot deployment of features
    * new commands, including OSGi related commands for the Configuration
      Admin and Package Admin services
    * improved spring integration: upgrade to spring 2.5.6 and spring-dm
      1.2.0-m2, the osgi/list command now displays spring applications status
    * container level locking for master / slave deployments
    * support for JAXP 1.4 on all platforms
    * improved JMX support for managing the OSGi framework and features

Note that the commands syntax has changed due to the upgrade to the
latest gshell version.

This release, with the detailed release notes, is available at:
   http://servicemix.apache.org/kernel/servicemix-kernel-110.html

If you have any questions, you may find some informations at:
   http://servicemix.apache.org/kernel/index.html
   http://servicemix.apache.org/kernel/users-guide.html
or browse the forums and send your question at:
   http://servicemix.apache.org/SM/discussion-forums.html

The Apache ServiceMix Team

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