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From "John Ross (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (ARIES-956) Add ability to update the sharing policy of composite subsystems.
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:37:11 GMT
John Ross created ARIES-956:
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             Summary: Add ability to update the sharing policy of composite subsystems.
                 Key: ARIES-956
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ARIES-956
             Project: Aries
          Issue Type: New Feature
          Components: Subsystem
            Reporter: John Ross
            Assignee: John Ross


I`m looking to implement a "Shared Bundle Subsystem" which is basically a subsystem container
for other subsystems. It looks like there was consideration for this scenario in the spec
as there is talk of an application container in the section which discusses appDependencies.


I have created a subsystem of type composite to which I am attempting to install an application
subsystem. The problem is that the dependencies for the application subsystem cannot be satisfied
because the manifest of the composite does not import them. At the point that I install the
composite I can't supply the imports because I don't yet know which applications (and therefore
which dependencies) will be installed. 

Ideally what I was hoping for was an ability to import all available packages into the composite
from the parent (in this case the root subsystem). I have attempted various methods of achieving
this , (e.g. Including an empty bundle in the composite which has a DynamicImport-Package:
*) but nothing seems to work. 

Can you think of a way of implementing this scenario in the existing Subsystem framework?
It's a fundamental part of what we (used to) do with the old composite bundle framework code
so I`m hoping we can find a solution! 

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