Updates on Interoperability

Sam Pullara sam at SAMPULLARA.COM
Fri Apr 25 17:05:29 PDT 2008

On Apr 25, 2008, at 4:46 PM, Richard S. Hall wrote:
> Sam Pullara wrote:
>> The vast majority of people that are going to use this system will  
>> have never heard of OSGI nor care about any of their more subtle  
>> features and just want an easy way to leverage the vast amount of  
>> libraries available (virtually all of them are not OSGi modules  
>> today but are jar files in maven repositories).  We shouldn't be  
>> specing out some sort of uber container but rather a simple way to  
>> tie code to its dependencies.
> If this is all that people wanted, then we could just define  
> repositories and associated metadata and forget about all runtime  
> modularity support, but I strongly disagree that this is all people  
> want or else there wouldn't be such an upsurge in OSGi interest and  
> adoption.

I guess that is what I am arguing for.  I don't see the critical need,  
outside the internals of application servers and a very few plugin  
based tools, for runtime modularity support.  And if OSGi can load a  
JSR-277 module then I feel like the interoperability job is done.


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