In Gyrex roles are used to control what bundles and what OSGi applications (OSGi application admin) will be started on a particular node.
org.eclipse.gyrex.boot(Gyrex 1.0 or higher)
- Equinox Extension Registry
Roles are implemented using the Equinox Extension Registry. This decision was made in order to allow a declaritive approach for devining roles without writing any line of Java as well as to support lazy activation. It may be possible to use DS in the future (bug 395332).
In order to define a role you need to create an extension