OSGi 5 Implementation

Mikolaj Izdebski mizdebsk at redhat.com
Mon Nov 11 09:53:55 UTC 2013

On 11/09/2013 03:25 PM, Manuel Faux wrote:
> I'm trying to build NetBeans 7.4 under Fedora, which requires an OSGi 5
> specification. NetBeans originally ships the OSGi Alliance's
> specification, whose license is not compatible with Fedora, as far as I
> know (http://www.osgi.org/Download/Release5?info=nothanks).

This license is clearly non-free.

> Is there any OSGi 5 implementation already in Fedora's repos I can use
> for that purpose? All packages I checked so far only support OSGi 4
> (Eclipse Equinox, JBoss OSGi, Apache Felix).

Not that I know.

> I found Knopflerfish, which is a OSGi 5 platform licensed under BSD
> license, which would be compatible to Fedora
> (http://www.knopflerfish.org/). Unfortunately this package does not yet
> exist for Fedora. Building this package, would be kind of a plan B.

Knopflerfish depends on code from OSGi Alliance [1], so if that code is
non-free then packaging Knopflerfish itself won't solve the problem.


Mikolaj Izdebski
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