Updates on Interoperability
gordon.hirsch at SAS.COM
Fri Apr 25 14:03:05 PDT 2008
Bryan Atsatt wrote:
> On the split package front, however, it seems a little fuzzy to me. If
> an OSGi implementation of 277 is also going to remain OSGi Rx compliant,
> it will still need to support split packages, right?
Yes, and, like it or not, split packages are common enough that it may
be hard to completely ignore them wrt to interoperability.
If so, don't we
> need to surface this fact at the 277 level? Perhaps that is as simple as
> acknowledging that Module.getImportedModules() may return more than one
> instance that exports a given package.
This is the case I was thinking of.
Also, IIRC, OSGi allows the specification of additional attributes on
Import-Package statements which can be used to help disambiguate the
import in the presence of split packages. Does this facility get
surfaced to the standard search mechanism? If features at this level are
involved, this is where I begin to become concerned about the complexity
of our task :-).
More information about the jsr277-eg-observer