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Provide osgi informations in hibernate MANIFEST.MF to be recognized as osgi-bundle

Description

Hi all,

It would be great if the packaging of Hibernate could be done as osgi compatible jar. With little configuration, some plugins already exist to do it in simply.
For informaiton, a jar can become osgi-compatible only by adding some properties inside the META-INF/MANIFEST.MF file. It lets the jar totally usable in a non-osgi environment, but let the jar be recognized as a "bundle" in an osgi-container (Eclipse, Apache Felix...).

A good entrypoint for this, using maven2 to package, could be http://felix.apache.org/site/maven-bundle-plugin-bnd.html#MavenBundlePlugin(BND)-AddingOSGimetadatatoexistingprojectswithoutchangingthepackagingtype.

For example, Spring already did and their available jars on repo1.maven.org can be put directly in a eclipse/plugins directory and be recognized as a bundle/plugin.

Cheers.

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Baptiste Mathus

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3.2.5

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