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osgi slow pickup?

Pradeep bhatt
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From osgi website, the alliance existed from 1999. I think Osgi usage has pciked up during last few years, what is the reason ?


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Joachim Rohde
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I guess, that OSGi was become known to a broader audience, after Eclipse was using it since version 3 for there plugin-system. Before it was mainly used by embedded-systems-developers.
Pradeep bhatt
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Thanks. Wasn't modularity a concern before Eclipse was using it.
Joachim Rohde
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Yes, of course it was (and is) a concern. But you asked why OSGi usage has grown in the last years. And I'm thinking that the choice of the Eclipse community to abandon there own plugin-system in favour of an industry standard brought this standard (OSGi) to the consciousness of a broader audience who never heard of it before.
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The fact that GlassFish uses it -and it seen as a rock-solid server- may also have contributed to a change of perception and a subsequent increase of interest.


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Pradeep bhatt wrote:From osgi website, the alliance existed from 1999. I think Osgi usage has pciked up during last few years, what is the reason ?


A variety of factors, but certainly Eclipse adoption was a big boost.
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Richard S. Hall wrote:
Pradeep bhatt wrote:From osgi website, the alliance existed from 1999. I think Osgi usage has pciked up during last few years, what is the reason ?


A variety of factors, but certainly Eclipse adoption was a big boost.


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