For my Virgo based application I would like to use a Virgo class that does the reading of the descriptor file for me. The class is XMLRepositoryCodec (from org.eclipse.virgo.repository-3.0.0.M03.jar) and it is used in virgo_home/lib/kernel.
I have two problems with this:
1) I wonder if classes in the kernel region are visible to the applications in the user region;
2) I have not been able to find a way to access the Virgo classes via Maven, i.e. to locate a suitable Maven repository that distributes them.