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Chapter 22. Packaging an Application


Applications must be packed as an OSGi bundle before they can be deployed into Red Hat JBoss Fuse. You will not need to include any Apache CXF specific packages in your bundle. The Apache CXF packages are included in JBoss Fuse. You need to ensure you import the required packages when building your bundle.

Creating a bundle

To deploy a Apache CXF application into Red Hat JBoss Fuse, you need to package it as an OSGi bundle. There are several tools available for assisting in the process. JBoss Fuse uses the Maven bundle plug-in whose use is described in Appendix D, Using the Maven OSGi Tooling.

Required bundle

The Apache CXF runtime components are included in JBoss Fuse as an OSGi bundle called org.apache.cxf.cxf-bundle. This bundle needs to be installed in the JBoss Fuse container before your application's bundle can be started.
To inform the container of this dependency, you use the OSGi manifest's Required-Bundle property.

Required packages

In order for your application to use the Apache CXF components, you need to import their packages into the application's bundle. Because of the complex nature of the dependencies in Apache CXF, you cannot rely on the Maven bundle plug-in, or the bnd tool, to automatically determine the needed imports. You will need to explicitly declare them.
You need to import the following packages into your bundle:
  • javax.jws
  • javax.wsdl
  • META-INF.cxf
  • META-INF.cxf.osgi
  • org.apache.cxf.bus
  • org.apache.cxf.bus.spring
  • org.apache.cxf.bus.resource
  • org.apache.cxf.configuration.spring
  • org.apache.cxf.resource
  • org.apache.servicemix.cxf.transport.http_osgi
  • org.springframework.beans.factory.config


Example 22.1, “Apache CXF Application Manifest” shows a manifest for a Apache CXF application's OSGi bundle.

Example 22.1. Apache CXF Application Manifest

Manifest-Version: 1.0
Built-By: FinnMcCumial
Created-By: Apache Maven Bundle Plugin
Import-Package: javax.jws,javax.wsdl,META-INF.cxf,META-INF.cxf.osgi,
org.apache.cxf.configuration.spring, org.apache.cxf.resource,
Bnd-LastModified: 1222079507224
Bundle-Version: 4.0.0.fuse
Bundle-Name: Fuse CXF Example
Bundle-Description: This is a sample CXF manifest.
Build-Jdk: 1.5.0_08
Private-Package: org.apache.servicemix.examples.cxf
Required-Bundle: org.apache.cxf.cxf-bundle
Bundle-ManifestVersion: 2
Bundle-SymbolicName: cxf-wsdl-first-osgi
Tool: Bnd-0.0.255