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Apache Karaf Cookbook by Heath Kesler, Johan Edstrom, Jamie Goodyear, Achim Nierbeck

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Deploying applications as a feature

Managing the assembly and deployment of repository locations, bundles, configuration, and other artifacts quickly becomes a major headache for system builders. To combat this, the Karaf community has developed the concept of features. The following figure describes the concept of features:

Deploying applications as a feature

A feature descriptor is an XML-based file that describes a collection of artifacts to be installed together into the Karaf container. In this recipe, we'll learn how to make a feature, add it to Karaf, and then use it to install bundles.

Getting ready

The ingredients of this recipe include the Apache Karaf distribution kit, access ...

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