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From Achim Nierbeck <bcanh...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Trim down karaf distributions for 4.2
Date Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:01:17 GMT
+1 Like the idea

regards, Achim

2017-10-11 15:00 GMT+02:00 Guillaume Nodet <gnodet@apache.org>:

> The point that makes me raise this problem is that the karaf default
> distribution uses the Apache versions of xerces and xalan.  Fwiw, the
> latest xerces release is from 2011 and the latest xalan from 2014, so
> they're not the most active.  In particular, xalan latest release does not
> implement jaxp 1.4.
>
> One additional point is that those libraries stuff is broken on Java 9, so
> one option would be to remove it alltogether which bring us much closer to
> Java 9 support ;-)  Seriously, I'm not sure I want to spend too much time
> allowing pluggability for specs/implementations while the only real
> implementation provider is the JDK itself.  That's really a lot of work for
> no real benefit.
>
> In addition, the default distribution still install some "legacy" features
> such as aries-blueprint, shell-compat, etc...
>
> So here's a list of propositions for 4.2:
>   * remove all libraries for specs / impls from apache-karaf distro
>   * remove support for endorsed / ext libraries in the <library> element
> and wherever used
>   * remove aries-blueprint and shell-compat from default distro
>   * remove a few features from the karaf-minimal distro. I'm not sure which
> one exactly, but I think we should get the zip under 10 Mb.  Maybe only
> keeping jaas, shell, feature, ssh, bundle, config, deployer and log, also
> removing equinox / logback bundles...
>
> Thoughts ?
>
> --
> ------------------------
> Guillaume Nodet
>



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