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Apache moves Geronimo to OSGi base

[ Thanks to Amy
Bennett
for this link. ]

“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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