I'm going to back up a little bit, so I can address Petia's
original request most effectively...i.e. running ECF remote
services on Apache Karaf.
1) Although I haven't yet done it myself, according to docs ,
Karaf can be used with both Apache Felix and with Equinox. Given
this, ECF remote services can certainly run on the Equinox
instance of Karaf...since we run on Equinox all the time (i.e. in
Eclipse, test code, server instances of Equinox + ECF, etc).
If Petria (and/or others) uses the Equinox-based instance of
Karaf, then the answer to the initial question of will ECF remote
services run on Karaf is an unqualified 'yes'. We haven't (as
yet) created a distribution of ECF remote services specifically
for Karaf/Equinox, but this is certainly something that we could
do...given sufficient resource availability. If there is
interest in us doing this, please open an enhancement to that
In the mean time, there are some example product configurations
that contain information about the full extent of dependencies for
ECF Remote Services/Remote Service Admin...on simple servers. For
example, see the product configurations here . I understand
that this isn't ideal, but it is what we have at the moment (see
the <plugins> section).
I've also created a new documentation bug ...for specifically
documenting the ECF RS/RSA dependency structure, so that consumers
of different parts of ECF remote services (e.g. different
discovery and/or distribution providers), can easily determine
what other dependencies are required...on which framework. Please
add yourself to this bug if you are either interested in receiving
this documentation and/or willing to participate in it's creation
2) About ECF and Felix. Months ago, Markus created a
configuration and ran the ECF remote services/RSA examples on a
previous version of Apache Felix. To do this, he not only
installed the ECF RS/RSA bundles, he also installed on Felix the
necessary Equinox-specific bundles (e.g.
contains org.eclipse.core.runtime, Equinox event, etc).
At that time, and with the necessary parts, Felix was running ECF
remote services just fine. I don't expect that to be any
different now (i.e. I don't expect that Felix has introduced any
incompatibilities, ECF hasn't done so, and I don't think that
Equinox has introduced any incompatibilities in the required
bundles/packages/classes)...but I don't know for sure, as I
haven't run ECF RS/RSA on Felix recently.
At that time, I believe that Markus also created a maven repo that
contained ECF remote services...and the necessary dependencies for
running RS/RSA on Felix. All of the build scripts for doing this
are located here . The maven repo is here [5a].
Also...Markus created a script for running ECF on Felix using pax
runner. These scripts are located here .
So...although it's possible that ECF RS/RSA won't run on recent
version of Felix (because of some incompatibility introduced by
Equinox, us, or Felix)...I don't expect that to be the case (i.e.
I expect ECF RS/RSA to work on Felix)...and so I also expect that
ECF RS/RSA on Karaf/Felix would also work fine. If it doesn't
for some reason (that's under our/ECF's control) we can/could
certainly address it.
That's my (Scott) understanding of things. I wasn't aware of
Karaf until recently, but I would like to move toward creating a
distribution of ECF remote services specifically for Karaf...in
order to make it easy for Karaf users (of either Felix or Equinox
stripe) to use ECF remote services (of whatever provider
configuration). If others are able/willing to contribute to this
then let's get it started.
On 11/26/2012 12:39 PM, Scott Lewis wrote: