Knopflerfish version 4.0.0This is the documenation for version 4.0.0 of Knopflerfish - OSGi Service Platform.
This is the first release of Knopflerfish 4 (KF4), the first release of Knopflerfish which is an implementation of the OSGi R4 V4.3 specifications.
The Contents section provides a summary of what is included in the release.
The Release Notes has the full summary of all changes.
About KnopflerfishMakewave is the maintainer and sponsor of the Knopflerfish project and has several developers assigned to develop and maintain the Knopflerfish OSGi distribution.
The Knopflerfish project's goal is to develop and distribute easy to use open source code, build tools and applications, related to the OSGi framework. See charter for details.
The OSGi Service PlatformThe OSGi Alliance specifies the OSGi Service Platform, an industry standard Java application platform, allowing multiple applications, to securely run in a single JVM. These programs can share resources as data, functionality and threads.
Knopflerfish OSGi is an implementaion of the OSGi Specifications.
Applications areas for OSGi ranges from use as a service platform on embedded devices, to plugin mechanisms for larger programs. The initial goal of OSGi was the embedded market, but other uses are certainly possible.
For more information on the OSGi consortium, see http://www.osgi.org