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From "David Bosschaert (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (ARIES-1146) Aries Subsystem use of org.osgi.service.repository.Repository interface problematic
Date Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:20:51 GMT
David Bosschaert created ARIES-1146:

             Summary: Aries Subsystem use of org.osgi.service.repository.Repository interface
                 Key: ARIES-1146
             Project: Aries
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Subsystem
    Affects Versions: 1.0
            Reporter: David Bosschaert

Aries Subsystems can work with OSGi repositories to provision resources as required by the
OSGi Subsystem spec. However the implementation also implements the Repository interface itself
to provide Repository facades over other things like the Felix Repository, the .esa content
and other things...

Looking at the relevant Import-Package header, I see that it's defined as follows:

This is problematic since the Repository interface is a Provider Type and hence version 1.1
can (and will) contain new methods. Using a 1.1 Repository will then break the current Subsystems
implementation, as it's local Repository facades are implementing the Repository 1.0 interface.

Changing the version range to "[1.0, 1.1)" is not a good idea either, because that will limit
the integration with Repository services. I.e. the won't make Subsystems work with Repository
1.1 implementations.

So we do want to keep the import 
in tact, but need to change the Subsystems implementation in such a way that it can continue
to work if the Repository interface moves to 1.1, where new methods are added...

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