Apache Karaf 2.2.x branch has entered the planning phase, as such I'm preparing for the release management role.
To prepare I've selected a bottle of Maison Sichel Bordeaux 2009 to decant while listening to some City and Colour albums. As it has been a common thread on my last few 'preparing for Apache Karaf' posts, the 3.0.0 release is still underway in preparation - the community is committed to seeing Karaf 3.0 being feature complete and polished before it is raised to production status.
Current high lights of this patch include multiple JAAS support improvements, and better support for Linux systems with certain versions of libc. This kit will also include new features such as SCP support, and a demo for extending Karaf's console commands.
The wine will of course only be sampled after being gave proper time to breath in its container, after the first release candidate has be up loaded for voting (see our release guide for more details on our process).
Unfortunately I can't share the wine with you, but I can share a few links to some City and Colour videos.
I'm looking forward to starting the 2.2.5 release process. I'll be posting updates to our Twitter stream (#karaf) and on our IRC channel (irc.codehaus.org #karaf).