Lucee 5 is completely OSGi based, OSGi is the defacto standard in most Java enterprise environments, to manage bundles (jar libraries) used by the environment.
This means all libraries used are managed by Lucee itself as OSGi bundles, but this does not end with 3rd party libraries. Lucee handles it’s own core as an OSGi bundle, Lucee archives (.lar files) and even our Java based extensions are all OSGi based.
From Lucee Docs http://docs.lucee.org/guides/lucee-5/osgi.html
If you have a JAR you can no longer drop it into the server install and have it picked up – it needs to be converted to an OSGI bundle and placed in the
./bundles directory. While this is not a particularly difficult task it is nevertheless and extra step that poorly understood.
Before it gets lost I thought I’d quickly copy the Adobe CQ docs snippet that people have been referred to for converting JARs to OSGi bundles. Hopefully someone can expand to a more useful tutorial in time.
How do I convert an existing jar file into an OSGi bundle?
Here’s a very simple way of turning an existing jar file in an OSGi bundle, while keeping control on exported packages. The example creates an OSGi bundle from
Note: The method below only works in a scenario where the jar file has no dependencies on other external jar files.
Start by creating a the jar’s manifest file:
Manifest-Version: 1.0 Created-By: myself Bundle-ManifestVersion: 2 Bundle-Name: JUnit 4.4 bundle Bundle-Description: Package junit 4.4 in an OSGi bundle Bundle-Version: 4.4.0 Bundle-ClassPath: .,junit-4.4.jar Bundle-SymbolicName: org.junit.framework Export-Package: junit.framework,junit.extensions,org.junit.runner,org.junit,junit.textui
Bundle-ClassPathheader is set to allow embedding the original jar as is. Make sure its value matches the filename of the jar that you are going to embed in the bundle
Export-Packageis a list of packages contained in the jar that you would like to make available to other bundles running in the OSGi Container
Get the jar file, in our case from http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/pub/mirrors/maven2/junit/junit/4.4/junit-4.4.jar
Create the bundle jar file by running the following command:
jar cvfm junit-4.4-bundle.jar manifest.txt junit-4.4.jar
manifest.txt is the name of the manifest file created above.
That’s it - the resulting jar file is an OSGi bundle the exports the packages listed in Export-Package above, using the classes of the embedded