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From David Bosschaert <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Celix to enter the Incubator
Date Tue, 28 Sep 2010 06:34:52 GMT
Hi Noel,

On 27 September 2010 18:18, Noel J. Bergman <> wrote:
> So why aren't you looking at SCA?  From where I sit, you'd be best to work
> with C bindings for SCA, and let the SCA adapters manage remote protocols.

Exactly this discussion was held when the OSGi Remote Services (now
chapter 13 of the OSGi specs [1]) was worked on. Remote Services bring
distributed computing to the OSGi programming model. However under the
hood this could very well be implemented using SCA. And - if you use a
standards based communication binding you can communicate with
something written using yet another programming model/language on the
other side.
OSGi Remote Services is all about developing in the OSGi programming
model with bundles and services and using the concepts there to define
a remote service.
BTW the SCA concept of intents was actually added to the Remote
Services specifications, so there is a soft link there.

I believe that was is being proposed here by Alexander is something
that feels very close to OSGi from a developer point of view. Someone
with OSGi and C knowledge would feel right at home. To a developer I
think it will look quite different to SCA although I'm sure that if
you wanted you could use SCA under the covers here too.

The proposal sounds good to me, so here's my +1 to it.

Best regards,



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