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OSGi and Apache Felix 3.0 by Walid Joseph Gédéon

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Chapter 6. Using the OSGi Bundle Repository

So far, we have mentioned OBRs a few times without really diving into them. We're now at a point where we need to start using them, so it's time to take that dive.

In this chapter, we will first have a look at the OBR service in some level of detail, and then we'll see how we use it to install bundles from a remote location onto our Felix framework. We'll use the bundles we've created in Chapter 5, The Book Inventory Bundle, to practice what we've learned.

By the end of this chapter, you will have:

  • Learned about the OSGi Bundle Repository concepts and the OBR repository XML file format
  • Inspected the local releases repository
  • Installed the bundles from Chapter 5 onto Felix

OBR, the OSGi Bundle Repository

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