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a simple idea for more flexible bundle repository [message #561085] Thu, 13 July 2006 03:24
Eugene Kuleshov is currently offline Eugene KuleshovFriend
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I would like to toss a simple idea to the air and believe that it
could allow much better flexibility and help non-eclipse hosted projects
as well.

As we all know there are several big repositories of jars around (most
of them are using layouts supported by Maven and keep artifact
descriptors outside of the jars as opposed by OSGi). So, the only
missing part is to put those things together while bringing those jars
down to the client and this task can be done by the custom update site.
Not sure if it is a widely known fact that layout of update site and
actual update is pluggable and can be customized, so this custom update
could use own descriptor or external metadata (like maven's POM) to
assemble OSGi bundles right on the client side. Then we won't really
need hosting service and can use say ibiblio repository directly and
plugins who needed special jars could host that custom update site
descriptor on their own and would point to the external repository for
the actual jars.

What do you think?

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