Scalamodules Propose “OSGi On Scala”


Scalamodules have submitted a proposal for a Scala Domain Specific Language (DSL) for OSGi at; ScalaModules. The project will build on the existing 1.x release codebase, and will not create any tools.
The Scala programming language offers full interoperability with Java, and OSGi works only with the compiled artifacts and the metadata in the bundle manifest. Therefore, Scala propose that ScalaModules would be “straightforward” and define their mission as to “employ the power of the Scala programming language to ease OSGi development.”

Version 1.0 was released in March 2009, and version 2.0 is currently under active development. ScalaModules is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0, but this will change to Eclipse Public License v1.0 as soon as the project moves to Eclipse. All ScalaModules developers will be initial committers, and will continue the existing work necessary for the release of ScalaModules 2.0.

ScalaModules is aligned with the Helios release plan, and aims to have a release candidate ready around May 2010.


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