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Re: [orbit-dev] Retiring EBR

> Therefor, I am proposing to sunset the EBR project. Thoughts? Comments?

-1 from me - but I say that as a representative of a consumer of EBR, i.e. Orbit. I have no vote on the EBR project itself so I guess we can continue to use the 1.4.0-SNAPSHOT as long as that is not deleted. There are still numerous bundles in Orbit that are still updated on a semi-regular basis that are not OSGi on Maven Central. Top of mind is how we repackage Apache Ant.


Jonah Graham
Kichwa Coders

On Wed, 11 Jan 2023 at 12:18, Gunnar Wagenknecht <gunnar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi everyone,

When EBR was created many years ago there was a huge demand for OSGi bundles. The EBR project came up with a solution to make Maven artifacts easily consumable from p2-enabled OSGi applications. However, it never really fulfilled the role of becoming a rich source for recipes. Today the primary customer of EBR is Orbit and Eclipse (via Orbit).

In the last year, Eclipse PDE and Tycho made significant progress towards consuming Maven artifacts directly in target platforms. I've looked at the features available and started adopting that in a few projects. I think the technology is ready to make EBR obsolete. 

Therefor, I am proposing to sunset the EBR project. Thoughts? Comments?


Gunnar Wagenknecht

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