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News:JSR 291 (OSGi) passes Public Review ballot 
(Jan 23, 2007)
JSR 291 (OSGi 4.1) has passed its Public Review  ballot. There were two no votes, by Sun and Hani Suleiman, both arguing that that the expert group merely pointed to the OSGi spec, rather than working to define what was needed.

The ballot was 9 "yes" votes, 2 "no" votes, 4 non-votes and 1 abstention.  Sun points out in their comment that they believe that there is technical merit in the OSGi work and say that it is being included in JSR 277. Unfortunately, the Expert Group for JSR 277 have been rather quiet, with Stanley Ho, the spec lead, not commenting on his blog about it since early November. More..



OSGi technology is Universal Middleware.
OSGi technology provides a service-oriented, component-based environment for developers and offers standardized ways to manage the software lifecycle. These capabilities greatly increase the value of a wide range of computers and devices that use the Java™ platform.

- OSGI Home
- OSGI Technology Home
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- OSGi and Gravity Service Binder Tutorial

- OSGi for application modularity - one company's design choice (May 2007, InfoQ)

Other Resources
- All content and news on InfoQ about OSGi



From a code point of view, Equinox is an implementation of the OSGi R4 core framework specification, a set of bundles that implement various optional OSGi services and other infrastructure for running OSGi-based systems.
- Eclipse Equinox Home
- Equinox Resources Home
- Equinox QuickStart Guide

- Eclipse, Equinox and OSGi (TheServerSide; 02 Jan 2006)
Shows how the Eclipse Equinox modular runtime works, from Eclipse' perspective, and then discusses how Equinox can be embedded in a serverside application.

Newsgroups and Forums
Equinox Official Newsgroup Archive (Read Only)
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