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Learning Karaf Cellar by Jean-Baptiste Onofré

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The OSGi container

The OSGi container provides a set of additional features on top of the OSGi framework, as shown in the following diagram:

The OSGi container

Apache Karaf provides the following features:

  • It provides the abstraction of the OSGi framework. If you write an OSGi application, you have to package your application tightly coupled with the OSGi framework (such as the Apache Felix framework or Eclipse Equinox). Most of the time, you have to prepare the scripts, configuration files, and so on in order to provide a complete, ready-to-use application. Apache Karaf allows you to focus only on your application. Karaf, by default, provides the packaging (including ...

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