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From "Jamie G." <jamie.goody...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Discussion] Apache Karaf projects for Google Summer of Code 2012
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2012 13:18:43 GMT
>From discussion on IRC:

How do we feel about https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KARAF-941
as a GSoC 2012 candidate?

@Stephen, I'd really like to hear your thoughts on Karaf-941 in case
it crosses over with EIK's capabilities.


On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 7:41 AM, Andreas Pieber <anpieber@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Stephen,
> OK, so all in all we're of one opinion about the targets and that
> we're not there right now :-)
> But after reading your email I'm not sure about another point: is it
> OK for you to create a gsoc2012 for "Karaf Live Development" or are
> you the opinion that we're there anyhow almost? I personally have the
> feeling that there's quite a lot of work to do and we could need the
> work power of a gsoc student in that direction, don't you think?
> *confused*
> Kind regards,
> Andreas
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 03:34, Stephen Evanchik <evanchsa@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Andreas,
>> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 2:08 AM, Andreas Pieber <anpieber@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hey Stephen,
>>> Well, the base idea behind this all is that Karaf is basically able to
>>> reload bundles when specific conditions change automatically (see
>>> dev:watch). In addition we know that you can use exploded bundles with
>>> pax-url in Karaf. The first question is: a) how to wire them together
>>> and b) what of those steps can we do automatically in EIK.
>> This is what I thought you meant. EIK already supports exploded
>> bundles via Equinox and this is how a workspace project is viewed. I
>> tried enabling dev:watch on one such bundle and found that it didn't
>> automatically work. I'll try again with a simpler bundle without the
>> EIK stuff torn apart and see what was going wrong.
>>> I think the target here should be a live-editing IDE for OSGi. I mean
>>> there will be more tricks like EIK using bnd, configuring the urls,
>>> informing about refreshs, reloading the code into the debugger
>>> correctly, ...
>> This is something that I've been working towards. Live editing and
>> runtime introspection are two areas which I am interested in. From my
>> experience, I have found that developers have trouble predicting what
>> is going on in the runtime and get frustrated when the only way to see
>> if things work is to run Karaf + their projects.
>>> As said, I'm not sure in detail what this means for which parts
>>> (pax-url, karaf, eik) but the more I think about the idea the more I
>>> like it. Think about how much this will boot developer speed in a
>>> proper osgi app allowing correct reload of bundles...
>> One thing I've been working on is using the Karaf Features
>> configuration to narrow the Eclipse compile time classpath. The
>> current code adds all JARs in Karaf to the Target Platform making them
>> available at compile time. If those JARs are not installed, because
>> they aren't in the boot features, then the developer's bundle won't
>> resolve or activate. Clearly we can do better in this area.
>> Similarly, understanding what System properties are available at
>> runtime is important. I have an early version of this working today
>> and will clean it up in the coming days.
>> Stephen
>>> Kind regards,
>>> Andreas
>>> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 17:35, Stephen Evanchik <evanchsa@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:09 AM, Jamie G. <jamie.goodyear@gmail.com>
>>>>> Copying this idea to the tread on behalf of Andreas:
>>>>> "I might have an idea for an topic: live editing within karaf and eclipse
>>>>> together with eik based on dev watch and exploded bundles. I think this
>>>>> could be the killer feature if a student getan thistle right.
>>>>> Kind regards, Andreas"
>>>> I'm not sure what this means but I'll guess: EIK starts Karaf and when
>>>> a Bundle is recompiled by JDT it is refreshed inside the running
>>>> Karaf?
>>>> Stephen
>>>>> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Jamie G. <jamie.goodyear@gmail.com>
>>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>>> The ASF is in the process of organizing how Apache projects will
>>>>>> approach the Google Summer of Code 2012
>>>>>> (http://community.apache.org/comdevboardreports.html), as such this
>>>>>> probably the time for us as a community to start thinking about if
>>>>>> where in Karaf. or its sub-projects, we could find appropriate
>>>>>> project(s) to submit to GSoC. In addition to project ideas we'll
>>>>>> need volunteer mentors to associate to the particular project
>>>>>> submission(s).
>>>>>> GSoC 2012:
>>>>>> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2012
>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>> Jamie
>>>> --
>>>> Stephen Evanchik
>>>> http://stephen.evanchik.com
>> --
>> Stephen Evanchik
>> http://stephen.evanchik.com

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