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Apache moves Geronimo to OSGi base

Nov 19, 2011, 18:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The open-source software will deploy the OSGi programmer model, which should help organizations more easily deploy and modify large enterprise Java-based systems. It also uses the OSGI kernel for its runtime operations.

"With this move, Geronimo will be joining Oracle's Glassfish, Red Hat's JBoss and IBM WebSphere in their use of OSGi specs.

"The OSGi Alliance, originally just called OSGi, developed a set of standards for breaking large Java programs into individual components, called bundles, so they can be managed more easily. A bundle is a Java JAR (Java Archive) that executes some specific functionality, along with a metadata file that specifies, a machine readable format, the required dependencies and configuration settings."

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