OSGi technology is now officially part of Eclipse and OSGi specifications will from now on be produced using the Eclipse Specification process. The OSGi R8 Compendium Specs have been released just a few weeks before EclipseCon and they contain both new specifications as well as updates to existing specs.
In this talk Carsten and David will focus on the new Features specification, we will discuss why it was created and how it can be used.
OSGi Features are rich and often reusable building blocks that can be used to compose system at a level higher than individual bundles. Features can also include configuration and other entities. Features make it easy to compose an OSGi-based system without having to worry about every last detail of the implementation details.
As OSGi Features is a specification, it can be supported by many different technologies.
We will discuss how to use Features and how to apply them to typical use cases.
At the end the talk there will be a demo of how you can build your own system using the OSGi Features.