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From Ole Ersoy <>
Subject Re: [OSGi] Adding Manifests to Dependency Jars
Date Sat, 17 Mar 2007 04:34:32 GMT
Hey John,

I got the RPM stuff uploaded and hope to have a users guide soon, after 
I clean up and
simplify a little.  BTW - Thanks for calling it imaginative and bold.  I 
look at that once in a while
when I need to get pumped up.  Usually I get "Less than useless,'ve completely lost it?,... and
they sell brains and Walmart you know?", so that definitely helps 
balance things out :-).

I posted on the felix development list regarding the manifests 
insertion, but I'm still waiting on a reply.

I'll probably just run the felix plugin, see what it does, and create 
another repository processing equivalent.

That way it can be run before the RPM one is run, so that the jars are 
OSGi compliant.
 I think the maven repository needs some scrubbing first though.  So 
many things to do!  Back to work.

Have a terrific weekend,
- Ole

John E. Conlon wrote:
> Hi Ole,
> Must say that your RPM effort is both imaginative and bold so I am 
> looking forward to seeing how it develops! 
> Your right - for OSGi, our jars and our dependency jars would require 
> OSGi metadata, but I think the idea of the RPMFactory adding that OSGi 
> metadata might be 'A Bridge too Far'.
> When the time comes for it I think ADS following the best practices 
> pioneered at Felix and using the osgi plugin would be the safest bet.
> BTW - The maven team is considering to dual purpose maven repos for 
> both development and OSGi application install/upgrades.  This will 
> allow a yum like install/upgrade service for OSGi applications via the 
> Felix Bundle Repository commands.
> kind regards,
> John
> Ole Ersoy wrote:
>> John,
>> You would probably be the one to answer this.
>> The RPM Factory will create RPMs out of all the maven repository jars.
>> I think for OSGi, those jars need to have a manifests added as well.
>> Would it be helpful if the RPMFactory generated the manifests and 
>> added them
>> to the jars prior to packaging them?
>> Cheers,
>> - Ole

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