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Pax Runner 1.9.0 is a first release on 1.9.x major release cycle, including bug fixes, support of Java8, and support of new platforms version.

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Pax Runner 1.8.6 is a maintenance release with bug fixes, support of Java8, and support of new platforms version.

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Pax Runner 1.8.5 is a maintenance release with a bug fix

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Pax Runner 1.8.3 is a maintenance release with a bug fix

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Pax Runner 1.8.2 is a maintenance release with the latest versions of OSGi frameworks: KF up to 3.4.0, Apache Felix up to 4.0.3, Equinox up to 3.8.1.

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Pax Runner 1.8.1 is a maintenance release with a bug fix.

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Pax Runner 1.8.0 is a release to support the latest dependency versions and ability to start/stop Pax Runner from maven plugin (very helpful for functional/performance testing e.g. Jmeter, RESTFuse etc.

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Pax Runner 1.7.6 is a maintenance release to support the latest Equinox and Felix framework versions. In addition, it fixes a bug in the InProcessExecutor.

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Pax Runner 1.7.5 lets you provision bundles using the reference: URL protocol. This is not an official OSGi protocol, but Equinox, Felix and Knopflerfish all support it. This release also supports the newest versions of these three OSGi frameworks and uses them by default.

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Pax Runner 1.6.1 has been released.
This release highlights are:

  • Support for latest release version of Felix 3.0.3, 3.0.4, 3.0.5, 3.0.6
  • Support for latest release version of Knopflerfish 3.1.0
  • Support for latest release version of Equinox 3.6.1
  • Latest Pax Swissbox 1.3.1 in use
  • Latest Pax Scanner 1.1.0 in use
  • Latest Pax URL 1.2.5 in use
  • Bufgixes & Improvements !
    Checkout release notes for details.
Pax Runner 1.5.0 released

Pax Runner 1.5.0 has been released.
This release highlights are:

  • Support for latest version of Felix (3.0.2)
  • Support for latest version of Equinox (3.6)
  • Support for latest version of Knopflerfish (3.0.0)

Checkout release notes for details.

Pax Runner 1.4.0 Released

Pax Runner 1.4.0 has been released.
This release highlights are:

  • Support for latest version of Felix (2.0.2)
  • Upgraded experimental support for Equinox 3.6.0 to M4
  • Upgraded experimental support for Knopflerfish 3.0.0 to beta 2

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Pax Runner 1.3.0 Released

Pax Runner 1.3.0 has been released.
This release highlights are:

  • Support for latest version of Felix (2.0.1)
  • Support for latest version of Equinox (3.5.1) and experimental support for 3.6 (M2)
  • Upgraded experimental support for Knopflerfish 3.0.0 to beta 2
  • Use latest Pax URL

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Pax Runner 1.2.0 Released

Pax Runner 1.2.0 has been released.
This release highlights are:

  • Support for latest versions of Felix (2.0.0) and Knopflerfish (2.3.2, 2.3.3, 3.0.0 (beta version))
  • New way of specifying profiles (alternative to --profiles)
  • Select your own shell (read more...)
  • New ways to provision bundles: assembly: and assemblyref:
  • Speed up Maven urls resolution by using a composite repository (via public Sonatype Nexus repository) instead of the four repositories searched before
  • (warning) OSGi Alliance compendium bundle not provisioned automatically anymore (make your own choice via "compendium" profile)
  • Various fixes and improvements

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If you think is hard to get started with OSGi, think again. Filippo Diotalevi explains why.

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Pax Runner claims to be "a tool to provision OSGi bundles in all major open source OSGi framework implementations (Felix, Equinox, Knopflerfish, Concierge)", but is actually much more. With Pax Runner you can start any OSGi container, in different versions and configurations, and with different sets of preloaded bundles. It's particularly useful to try your bundles with all the OSGi implementations.
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