Pax Runner is a tool to provision OSGi bundles in all major open source OSGi framework implementations (Felix, Equinox, Knopflerfish, Concierge).
When Pax Runner helps you
If any of the following is true:
You often change from one OSGi platform to another.
You don't know what OSGi is, but want to spend half an hour checking it out.
You can't be bothered about following the setup and requirements README for the OSGi platform of your choice.
You have problem to get the OSGi platform working at all.
then perhaps Pax Runner can help. And it will not take you very long to find out, just read the easy installation steps. Still, you have some questions? Maybe they are already answered.
How Pax Runner helps you
Quick start upYou have a set of bundles you just developed or want to test? Just place them all in the same folder, start a command prompt, go to your folder and type "pax-run". That simple.
Easy run on different platformsIf you need to run your set of bundles under different platform runner helps you. You just have to type the name of your platform. That simple.
Easy running in different contextsAs runner supports multiple provisioning sources, you could easily define sets of bundles that should be installed together with your bundles. You could for example have sets of bundles that you use in different development lifecycle steps, like dev, test and production. Or maybe you wanna test how your bundles behave depending on the availability of different services.