Solstice alpha 0.3 released
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Out of the box, Solstice provides the following features:
- An OSGi 4 compliant container with Flex based management console.
- A platform for deploying modular Flex applications as OSGi bundles.
- Rich server functionality using Blaze DS to expose OSGi services as remote objects.
Solstice currently deploys as a WAR file, but eventually will become a pure OSGi stack - no application server required and you can use which ever OSGi platform you prefer. That said, the next version of Solstice will contain a pure Equinox stack and of course better documentation.
As a user, simply deploy Solstice.war to your application server. So far it has only been tested on JBoss 4.2.2 and please read the documentation for some initial configuration.
As a developer, you can develop OSGi bundles containing Flex modules and use the interface to install and control them. Again, see the documentation for more information.
I invite readers to check it out and comment as I'm very keen to improve the next version with your feedback and feel I'm still learning how best to serve the open source community. Subject to workload, I'm prepared to respond to queries here, on my personal blog or via the email address on the Solstice web page as best I can.
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