Managing Installations and Provisioning of OSGi Applications
There are many different solutions for provisioning an OSGi application and maintaining its modules. The OSGi Installer from the Apache Sling project is a generic installation mechanism and supports bundles and configurations out of the box. It can be extended with other distribution formats like deployment packages or custom ones. The installation sources are pluggable as well, it ranges from file system to data stores like a Java content repository. This session introduces the installer and demonstrates how to utilize it to match own requirements from development to deployment. The different ways of provisioning starting with the file system up to more elaborate solutions is demonstrated as well as integration into other tools like the web console.