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From "Christian Schneider (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (KARAF-1640) Make sure the local console is fully working before the user can type commands
Date Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:09:33 GMT
Christian Schneider created KARAF-1640:

             Summary: Make sure the local console is fully working before the user can type
                 Key: KARAF-1640
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KARAF-1640
             Project: Karaf
          Issue Type: Bug
            Reporter: Christian Schneider
             Fix For: 3.0.0

The console bundle starts early as it contains jline, gogo and karaf specific console interfaces
and tools that all commands need.

The problem with this is that the user can start typing commands before all commands are started.
So it can happen that a command is not available at that point. This leads to (from the user
point of view) errors in completion and when executing commands.

So the idea is to still start the console bundle early but make sure the shell is only opened
when all commands are started.

As commands often use blueprint to startup we can not simply check the bundle status as it
will be active before the commands are activated.

So one option to improve the situation is to split the shell starting from the rest of console
and do it in a separate bundle with a high start level. So most of the commands would be present.
Still because of the blueprint startup we could miss some bundles.

Another option is to start a thread that somehow watches the start of the bundles and that
opens the shell when all bundles are really active. We could use the new status checking from
the bundle module that also can watch spring-dm and blueprint status. The advantage with this
aproach is that we could display the live startup status while waiting.
We could also allow the user to press e.g. enter to open the console at any point.

So for example we could show something like this:

Karaf startup ...
Press Enter to open a shell now
Bundles started (11/78), 3 failures

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