Wednesday, April 30, 2014

OpenDaylight on Apache Karaf!

I'm placing aside a bottle of
Colores Del Sol, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2010
for when the first OpenDaylight Apache Karaf
Release becomes available.
The OpenDaylight Apache Karaf distribution is coming soon!

What is OpenDaylight?

OpenDaylight is an open platform for network programmability to enable Software-Defined Networks and create a solid foundation for Network Functions Virtualization for networks at any size and scale.

What is the OpenDaylight Apache Karaf Distribution?

To put it succinctly, it's an OpenDaylight distribution in which key ODL components are deployed on top of Apache Karaf. The base Karaf container has been configured to support OpenDaylight's specific needs, including Equinox core, key component features available by default, custom commands, and branding!

Why Apache Karaf?

OpenDaylight has been an OSGi based project from the start, now it's ready to improve its base environment experience via Karaf. Specifically, some of the key reasons for the distribution are:
  • Ease of deployment.
  • Friendly console CLI.
  • Superior Pax Exam integration, and
  • Awesome, supportive community ;)

Stay tuned for updates as the OpenDaylight community moves towards the debuting of the new distribution.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Apache Karaf 2.3.5 and 3.0.1 Released!

The Apache Karaf team are pleased to announce the availability of Apache Karaf 2.3.5 and 3.0.1!

These releases provide system update patches to the 2.3.x and 3.0.x lines. It is recommended that you review our release notes before updating your deployments.

This release process has been something more special, as we produced two release candidates for review at the same time - hence double decanter day.

The Karaf 3.0.1 RC process was enjoyed with Gabbiano Chianti 2011, while the Karaf 2.3.5 RC was enjoyed over a bottle of Fetzer Vally Oaks Zinfandel 2010.

Best release process ever.

Happy developing!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Double Decanter Day!

Apache Karaf 2.3.5 and 3.0.1 Release Candidates are both up for vote!

I'll apologize that I had to switch over the Extravaganza Trapiche 2013 to a Gabbiano Chianti 2011 (Karaf 3.0.1). The former bottle accidentally made it into the general consumption collection.

The Karaf 2.3.5 RC is being enjoyed with a bottle of Fetzer Vally Oaks Zinfandel 2010.

Please take some time to down load the RC kits, or build from tags in git. The more testing the better for the community. In the mean while I'm going to setup two decanters and enjoy the breathing process twice over :)