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From "Grzegorz Grzybek (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (KARAF-6000) Add direct resource repositories support
Date Fri, 23 Nov 2018 06:50:00 GMT

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Grzegorz Grzybek commented on KARAF-6000:
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Not quite related, but {{etc/org.apache.karaf.features.xml}} contains the _overrides_ which
are strictly related to repository URIs + feature names/ids + bundle URIs.

{{feature:refresh}} command re-reads this file and reprovisions all requirements (still not
related to _resources_) using what was already implemented in _features service_.

Is this a plan to replace _karaf features_ with _OSGi R7 repositories_? I remember there are
many resolution quirks (blacklisting, overrides, prerequisites) related to features which
I don't think can be directly translated to what _OSGi R7 repositories_ define.

> Add direct resource repositories support
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: KARAF-6000
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KARAF-6000
>             Project: Karaf
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: karaf
>            Reporter: Jean-Baptiste Onofré
>            Assignee: Jean-Baptiste Onofré
>            Priority: Major
>             Fix For: 4.3.0
>
>
> Since OSGi R6, the "new" bundle repository spec allows to directly leverage any requirement/capability
to do the bundle resolution.
> We already support this via the features (using {{resourceRepository}} with json or XML
in {{etc/org.apache.karaf.features.cfg}}. I think it would be great to have a complete alternative
to features using bundle repository. We could introduce a minimal feature set (just for the
bootstrapping) as we have today, but delegating to {{etc/org.apache.karaf.repository.cfg}}
for resource repositories and using them for resolution.
> We could also provide specific commands to manipulate the bundle repositories (like add,
remove, as we have for features repositories).



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