Download the Equinox JAR, for example org.eclipse.osgi_3.8.1.v20120830-144521.jar, and move it to a suitable directory (e.g. ~/gemini-web-test). On the Download page, first choose the desired Release or Build, then download the JAR from the Framework section.
Gemini Web Container is distributed as a ZIP file. Download Gemini Web Container and unzip it to ~/gemini-web-test/gemini-web.
Configure Equinox by creating a directory ~/gemini-web-test/configuration and create a file config.ini in the configuration directory. Example file which works with 2.2.0.RELEASE is available in config.ini.zip. Essentially config.ini ensures that the dependencies of Gemini Web Container, which come in the dep directory, are installed and then the Gemini Web Container bundles are installed and started.
Start Equinox as follows:
java -jar org.eclipse.osgi_3.8.1.v20120830-144521.jar -console
You can then deploy WAR files (a trivial example is available in Simple-war.war.zip) and web bundles using the install and start commands from the console.
osgi> install file:simple-war.war Bundle id is 40 osgi> start 40
Drive the WAR or web bundle using a web browser, e.g. http://localhost:8080/simple-war should display "Hello World!".
Stop Gemini Web Container as follows:
|You need to stop any old instance of Gemini Web before starting it again. Otherwise, the new instance will not start correctly, because the old one still occupies the http port (and, perhaps, other system resources).|