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OSGi 4.3 Technical Update: What's new?

BJ Hargrave (IBM )

OSGi DevCon · Extended
Monday, 13:30, 50 minutes | Ballroom BC

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The next release of the OSGi specifications are planned for publication at EclipseCon 2011. So what is new? This presentation will provide an overview of the new features in the spec including Java 5 generics for the Framework and ServiceTracker, modern replacement for PackageAdmin and StartLevel, generic capabilities and requirements, resolver hooks, bytecode weaving and many more improvements and new features. The presentation assumes the audience has a basic understanding of OSGi and will focus on the changes in 4.3.

BJ Hargrave is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM with over 20 years of experience as an IBM software architect and developer. His focus is small computer operating systems (kernels, file systems, development tools, application binary interface specifications) and Java technology. He holds multiple patents related to Java and is the IBM expert and lead architect for OSGi technologies. BJ holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Miami. BJ has been a leader in the development of the OSGi technology since its inception and was named an OSGi Fellow in 2002 for his technical contributions and leadership in the OSGi Alliance. He is currently CTO of the OSGi Alliance and chair of the OSGi Core Platform Expert Group. BJ is also a committer on the Eclipse Equinox project.

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