Updates on Interoperability

BJ Hargrave hargrave at US.IBM.COM
Mon Apr 7 08:55:18 PDT 2008

Java Community Process JSR #277 Expert List <JSR-277-EG at JCP.ORG> wrote on 
2008/04/03 01:27:27 AM:

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> Updates on Interoperability
> Stanley M. Ho 
> to:
> JSR-277-EG
> 2008/04/03 01:30 AM
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> Java Community Process JSR #277 Expert List <JSR-277-EG at JCP.ORG>
> Please respond to Java Community Process JSR #277 Expert List 
> <JSR-277-EG at JCP.ORG>
> Hi experts,
> As we discussed in the EG, we would like to make JSR 277 interoperable 
> with other module systems (e.g. OSGi, NetBeans, etc.). We have been 
> building prototypings to figure out how it should work and to also 
> validate the overall approach. Since there are many module systems out 
> there and they are all implemented very differently (there are also 
> multiple OSGi implementations), it requires us to build more than a few 
> prototypes and the whole process takes time.

This is good news. I realize there are many OSGi implementations, but they 
all implement the OSGi spec. So the goal of OSGi interoperation must be 
aimed at the OSGi spec and not the various idiosyncrasies of the various 
> The good news is that we now have a prototype that allows JSR 277 
> modules to interoperate with OSGi bundles in certain degrees, and 
> another prototype that enables interoperation with Maven. I'm in the 
> process of sorting out the details with the development team so we could 

> have a strawman for this EG to discuss soon.

Looking forward to it.

> - Stanley


BJ Hargrave
Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM
OSGi Fellow and CTO of the OSGi Alliance
hargrave at us.ibm.com

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