Friday December 04, 2009

Enterprise OSGi 4.2 draft specification

On Monday this week the OSGi Alliance released a draft of the 4.2 Enterprise Release. This is very much a work in progress and there are some issues remaining. The draft document includes many comments and questions from the authors that need to be addressed before the final release.

 This has been released in order to give people an idea of what is happening, and it also helps us in Apache Aries as we now have something that everyone can get their teeth into implementing.

The draft is available here. David Bosschaert who is one of the co-chairs of the OSGi Enterprise Expert Group (or EEG) has blogged in much more detail here.


Thursday December 03, 2009

Introduction to "Enterprise" OSGi

Last Saturday (28th November 2009) was the first ever London Java Community Unconference. I had never been to an unconference so I decided to go along and see what unconferences were all about. The first thing I knew was that I had to take a presentation along, so I decided to take a presentation along about Apache Aries. Given that "Enterprise OSGi" is new I also covered this as well.

The way it worked was that anyone wishing to give a presentation wrote their talk title on a post it and put it on the agenda. People them came along to the talks they were interested in. I ended up choosing a session in the afternoon and when I started my presentation there were about 30 people in the room. The talk went well and I was glad to see so much interest in Apache Aries and Enterprise OSGi.

 If you want to see my slides they are here.




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