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From Guillaume Nodet <gno...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache Felix Karaf 1.0.0
Date Tue, 29 Sep 2009 11:25:44 GMT
The Felix team is pleased to announce the release of Felix Karaf version 1.0.0

This release along with the associated release notes and change log
are available from

Apache Felix Karaf is a small OSGi based runtime which provides a
lightweight container onto which various components and applications
can be deployed.
Karaf features:
   *  Hot deployment: Karaf 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 Karaf also supports exploded bundles
and custom deployers (blueprint and spring ones are included by
   * Dynamic configuration: Services are usually configured through
the ConfigurationAdmin OSGi service. Such configuration can be defined
in Karaf 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, Karaf 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: Karaf 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: Karaf 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
   * Remote access: use any SSH client to connect to Karaf and issue
commands in the console
   * Security framework based on JAAS
   * Managing instances: Karaf provides simple commands for managing
multiple instances. You can easily create, delete, start and stop
instances of Karaf through the console.
   * Supports the latest OSGi 4.2 containers: Apache Felix Framework
2.0.0 and Eclipse Equinox 3.5


-The Felix team

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