Today Stuart McCulloch released version 2.2.0 of the maven-bundle-plugin
from Apache Felix
. This release may look like a minor update because it only contains two fixes, but one of them is very important. The workhorse behind the maven-bundle-plugin, Peter Kriens’ bnd tool
, has been upgraded from 0.0.384 to 1.15.0. The new version is much smarter in deciding which packages to export and import, and supports easy creation of Web Archive Bundles (WABs) which can act both as bundles and standard WAR files. Add numerous other small improvements and fixes to the mix and this should result in a much better experience overall.