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Re: [equinox-dev] Using Equinox for Headless Applications


Have you looked Knopflerfish? Knopflerfish is another open source OSGi implementation.

Marcus Malcom wrote:
I am looking to use Equinox as our main "platform" for all of our Java
applications. Our first and most important use case is to deploy and
schedule many headless applications. From the little reading that I've
done on OSGi and Equinox, I thought the following was possible:

You can do all of the below listed items in KF as well! On top of that we already have some of your wanted functionality implemented ;)

1) Run an execution environment (server)
2) Deploy application as bundles/plugins (hopefully remotely)
KF has a remote-desktop and also a telnet console, which allows you to connect to a platform and manage it.

3) Scheduling: run "jobs" or "tasks" at certain times
4) Start/Stop (hopefully remotely)
See 2

5) Upgrade (hopefully remotely)
See 2

Now, I think I do see a path on how this can be done, but I was just wondering if there's some documentation out there that explains how the above is done. I don't currently see anything that covers the above (maybe I'm just missing it) or am I trying to fit a square peg in a round hole here? Any help?

You can find more info on KF at knopflerfish.org, but also feel free to drop me a line if you need more information on KF.