Is the 'features' mechanism used in ServiceMix 4 a standardized concept covered in the OSGi specifications?

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Environment

  • Fuse ESB 4.x

Issue

Is the 'features' mechanism used in ServiceMix 4 a standardized concept covered in the OSGi family of specifications?

ServiceMix 4 introduces the OSGI features mechanism. Is this mechanism an official standard in OSGI?

Resolution

The "features" mechanism is not a standard concept defined by the OSGI specification. It is only used in ServiceMix as a mechanism to group multiple bundles together for realizing collectively a specific functionality/feature. Although not yet a standard, there is ongoing work in the OSGi Enterprise Expert Group.

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Fuse ESB 4.x