JBOSGi for WildFly

The original JBoss OSGi for WildFly AS (aka “JBOSGi”), along with the entire OSGi effort has been discontinued by RedHat during the alpha-phase of the WildFly AS 8 release. While the overall reasoning for abandoning long-term OSGi efforts (OSGi spec is being superseded by Project Jigsaw and suffers from architectural entropy and losing the sight of its primary purpose) is sound, the immediate need for OSGi-style modularity in WildFly cannot be denied.

Some of the functionality lost with the disappearance of JBOSGi for WildFly would be:

  • Multi-versioning of OSGi bundles
  • Zero-downtime bundle deployment, discovery and lifecycle callbacks
  • Configurable service architecture, including declarative services

Since this functionality cannot be found in WildFly at present, I’m going to continue with the maintenance efforts of the base JBOSGi plugin for WildFly insofar I find it useful.

What you can expect to be supported and maintained:

  • Support for new versions of JavaSE platform
  • Provide releases for future versions of WildFly AS
  • Bug fixes in the implementation of Core OSGi Specification
  • WildFly domain integration and CLI/API bundle management
  • Improving interoperability between plain JEE and OSGi modules

I will not maintain the parts that implement OSGi Enterprise Specification. Moreover, at some point I may remove it as a feature altogether from the future versions of JBOSGi if maintaining this incomplete implementation proves to be a liability to the other efforts.

DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated with RedHat, JBoss or WildFly teams. This effort is unofficial and is, to my knowledge, not endorsed by any of the entities mentioned above.

Installation

You can download JBOSGi by a direct download via the following links. Replace X.Y.Z.Final with an appropriate version number:

  • Installer – https://repository.jboss.org/nexus/content/repositories/releases/org/jboss/osgi/distribution/jbosgi-installer/X.Y.Z.Final/jbosgi-installer-X.Y.Z.Final-installer.jar
  • TAR GZ Overlay Patch – https://repository.jboss.org/nexus/content/repositories/releases/org/jboss/osgi/wildfly/jbosgi-wildfly-build/X.Y.Z.Final/jbosgi-wildfly-build-X.Y.Z.Final-patch.tar.gz
  • ZIP Overlay Patch – https://repository.jboss.org/nexus/content/repositories/releases/org/jboss/osgi/wildfly/jbosgi-wildfly-build/X.Y.Z.Final/jbosgi-wildfly-build-X.Y.Z.Final-patch.zip

You can also get the same artifacts via Maven from JBoss Releases Repository:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.jboss.osgi.distribution</groupId>
  <artifactId>jbosgi-distribution</artifactId>
  <version>X.Y.Z.Final</version>
  <classifier>installer</classifier>
  <type>jar</type>
</dependency>

or

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.jboss.osgi</groupId>
  <artifactId>jbosgi-wildfly-build</artifactId>
  <version>X.Y.Z.Final</version>
  <classifier>patch</classifier>
  <type>tar.gz</type>
</dependency>

or

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.jboss.osgi</groupId>
  <artifactId>jbosgi-wildfly-build</artifactId>
  <version>X.Y.Z.Final</version>
  <classifier>patch</classifier>
  <type>zip</type>
</dependency>

Finally, activate your JBOSGi subsystem as demonstrated in standalone/configuration/standalone-osgi.xml

JBOSGi Project Sources

The project forks are hosted on GitHub in the JBOSGi Organization.


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JBOSGi 2.3.1.Final for WildFly 8.2.x Released

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