Knopflerfish 5 beta-1 released, KF is getting ready for OSGi R5

We are happy to announce the release of Knopflerfish 5.0.0.beta-1. This is the first beta release of KF5, the next major release of Knopflerfish, designed to be compliant with the OSGi R5 specifications. The KF5 overview page presents an overview of OSGi R5 and the current status of KF5.

New features in OSGi R5 include the Resource API, OSGi namespace definition, repository service, resolver service and sub-systems to name a few. For KF users the most important changes in KF5 are:
  • Knopflerfish OSGi framework updated to R5
  • Repository services added. This is still work i progress
  • Configuration Admin has a new concept of targeted PIDs as well as API changes. The KF OSGi CM bundle has been updated accordingly
  • Other Knopflerfish bundles, e.g. desktop, console commands etc have been update to use and reflect the new R5 APIs.
The Release Notes includes the complete list of features and fixes.

Please report any errors / problems / missing bundles / incorrect documentation etc so we get it right for the official release of KF 5.0

Please also feel free to report how wonderful, fantastic, brilliant or magnificent you may find KF5


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