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Distribution Providers

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Introduction

The OSGi R7 Remote Services/Remote Service Admin specifications (chaps 100 and 122 in OSGi Enterprise spec) allows for the use of multiple distribution providers. Distribution providers are responsible for the actual marshalling/serialization and network communication when a consumer invokes a remote service method.

The ECF Architecture also allows the use of multiple distribution providers. Further, ECF's open APIs and implementations supports the creation of custom distribution providers using any desired transport protocols, serialization formats and/or libraries.

Remote Services API

ECF's API for distribution providers is the Remote Services API (RSAPI). Implementing this API is the only requirement to create a RS/RSA standards compliant distribution provider. All of the distribution providers implement the RSAPI.

Symbolic Name: org.eclipse.ecf.remoteservice
Minimum EE: J2SE-1.7+
Dependencies

  • Framework: OSGi R6+ (Equinox Mars+ or Felix 5.2.0+)
  • ECF Core Bundles: org.eclipse.ecf, org.eclipse.ecf.identity
  • org.eclipse.equinox.concurrent.future bundle
  • org.eclipse.ecf.remoteservice.asyncproxy bundle version 1.X (Java 7) or 2.X (Java 8)


Remote Service API Javadoc

Generic Provider

The generic providers are based upon tcp transport socket api. They are built and released as part of the Eclipse Foundation project releases. See the ECF Download Page.

Service Exported Config Types

ecf.generic.server, ecf.generic.client, ecf.generic.ssl.server, ecf.generic.ssl.client

Supported Intents

osgi.async, osgi.basic, osgi.private, osgi.confidential

Service Properties

Provider Bundles

org.eclipse.ecf.sharedobject
org.eclipse.ecf.provider
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.remoteservice

Download/Install/Develop

See Download Page

Bndtools Templates

The Bndtools Workspace has bndrun templates to us this distribution provider. See the Bndtools Support for Remote Services Development tutorial

Karaf Feature

Part of ECF SDK: https://download.eclipse.org/rt/ecf/latest/karaf-features.xml

See Karaf Install Instructions

See Download Page

Source Code

Git Repo: ECF Git Repo

P2 Repo

Part of ECF SDK: https://download.eclipse.org/rt/ecf/latest/site.p2/

See Download Page

Tutorials and Examples

See using Bndtools project templates or Building your first OSGi Remote Service

r-OSGi Provider

Service Exported Config Types

ecf.r_osgi.peer, ecf.r_osgi.peer.ws (see r-OSGi over Websockets below), ecf.r_osgi.peer.wss (see r-OSGi over Websockets below)

Supported Intents

osgi.async, osgi.basic, osgi.private, osgi.confidential

Remote Service Properties

Provider Bundles

org.eclipse.ecf.provider.r_osgi
ch.ethz.iks.r_osgi.remote

Download/Install/Develop

See Download Page

Bndtools Templates

The Bndtools Workspace has bndrun templates to us this distribution provider. See the Bndtools Support for Remote Services Development tutorial

Karaf Feature

Part of ECF SDK: https://download.eclipse.org/rt/ecf/latest/karaf-features.xml

See Karaf Install Instructions

See Download Page

Source Code

Git Repo: ECF Git Repo

P2 Repo

Part of ECF SDK: https://download.eclipse.org/rt/ecf/latest/site.p2/

See Download Page

r-OSGi over Websockets

The two r-OSGi providers: ecf.r_osgi.peer.ws, and ecf.r_osgi.peer.wss are supported by adding two additional bundles: ch.ethz.iks.r_osgi.transport.http, and Java Websocket. These two bundles are available in the ECF Github Websockets Repo, at the following paths:
ch.ethz.iks.r_osgi.transport.http: bundles/ch.ethz.iks.r_osgi.transport.http
java_websocket: bundles/java_websocket

Recent build of these bundles is available here

ActiveMQ Providers

JMS/ActiveMQ providers are based upon the Java Messaging Service (JMS) specification version 1.1+.

Service Exported Config Types

ecf.jms.activemq.tcp.manager,ecf.jms.activemq.tcp.client

Supported Intents

osgi.async, osgi.basic, osgi.private

Remote Service Properties

Provider Bundles

org.eclipse.ecf.provider.jms
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.jms.activemq (based upon ActiveMQ 5.12 currently...see source code)

Download/Install/Develop

See Github Releases

Bndtools Templates

The Bndtools Workspace has bndrun templates to us this distribution provider. See the Bndtools Support for Remote Services Development tutorial

Karaf Feature

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/JMS/master/build/karaf-features.xml

NOTE: Depends upon version 3.14.5 or higher of ECF Remote Service SDK. See Karaf Install Instructions

Source Code

ECF Github Repo: ECF JMS Github Repo

P2 Repository

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/JMS/master/build/

NOTE: Depends upon version 3.14.5 or higher of ECF Remote Service SDK. See ecf downloads for Eclipse or Target Platform installation

DubboProvider

Service Exported Config Types

ecf.dubbo.server, ecf.dubbo.client

Supported Intents

osgi.async, osgi.basic, osgi.private, osgi.confidential, dubbo

Remote Service Properties

Provider Bundles

org.eclipse.ecf.provider.dubbo.common -- Common support bundle for both Server and Client
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.dubbo.server -- Remote Service Server Container
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.dubbo.client -- Remote Service Client Container

Example Remote Service

org.eclipse.ecf.examples.provider.dubbo.demo.api -- Demo API bundle
org.eclipse.ecf.examples.provider.dubbo.demo.host -- Demo Service Impl bundle
org.eclipse.ecf.examples.provider.dubbo.demo.consumer -- Demo Service Consumer bundle

Download/Install/Develop

Github Releases

Bndtools Templates

The Bndtools Workspace has bndrun templates to us this distribution provider. See the Bndtools Support for Remote Services Development tutorial

Karaf Feature

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/DubboProvider/master/build/karaf-features.xml

NOTE: Depends upon version 3.14.5 or higher of ECF Remote Service SDK. See Karaf Install Instructions

Source Code

ECF Github Repo: ECF Dubbo Distribution Provider Github Repo

P2 Repository

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/DubboProvider/master/build/

NOTE: Depends upon version 3.14.5 or higher of ECF Remote Service SDK. See ecf downloads for Eclipse or Target Platform installation

Hazelcast Provider

Service Exported Config Types

ecf.jms.hazelcast.manager, ecf.jms.hazelcast.member

Supported Intents

osgi.async, osgi.basic, osgi.private, osgi.confidential, hazelcast

Remote Service Properties

Provider Bundles

org.eclipse.ecf.provider.jms.hazelcast

Download/Install/Develop

See GitHub Releases

Bndtools Templates

The Bndtools Workspace has bndrun templates to us this distribution provider. See the Bndtools Support for Remote Services Development tutorial

Karaf Feature

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/HazelcastProvider/master/build/karaf-features.xml

See Karaf Install Instructions

Source Code

ECF Github Repo: ECF Hazelcast Provider Github Repo

P2 Repository

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/HazelcastProvider/master/build/

NOTE: Depends upon version 3.14.5 or higher of ECF Remote Service SDK. See ecf downloads for Eclipse or Target Platform installation

JavaGroups Provider

The ECF JavaGroups Provider is based upon JavaGroups (JGroups).

Service Exported Config Types

ecf.jgroups.manager, ecf.jgroups.client

Supported Intents

osgi.async, osgi.basic, osgi.private, osgi.confidential

Remote Service Properties

Provider Bundles

org.eclipse.ecf.provider.jgroups

Download/Install/Develop

See GitHub Release

Bndtools Templates

The Bndtools Workspace has bndrun templates to us this distribution provider. See the Bndtools Support for Remote Services Development tutorial

Source Code

ECF Github Repo: ECF JavaGroups Provider Github Repo

P2 Repo

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/JGroups/master/build/

Jax-RS Providers

The ECF team has created several REST-based Remote Service providers, all of which are based upon the Jax-RS specification. By using OSGi Remote Service standards along with Jax-RS standards, it's possible to create remote services that can be used on any compliant Jax-RS implementation, and any RSA-compliant Remote Services implementation. For a tutorial on how this can work, see the tutorial Using REST and OSGi Standards for Micro Services.

Since REST is based upon a client-server model of services, Remote Services based upon rest may only be exported on servers. Clients may import, but are unable to export Remote Services.

Jackson Jax-RS Distribution Provider

Service Exported Config Types

ecf.jaxrs.jersey.server, ecf.jaxrs.jersey.client

Supported Intents

osgi.async, osgi.private, osgi.confidential

Remote Service Properties

Provider Bundles

org.eclipse.ecf.provider.jaxrs
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.jaxrs.server
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.jaxrs.client
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.jersey.server
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.jersey.client

Download/Install/Develop

See GitHub Release

Bndtools Templates

The Bndtools Workspace has bndrun templates to us this distribution provider. See the Bndtools Support for Remote Services Development tutorial

Karaf Feature

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/JaxRSProviders/master/build/karaf-features.xml

NOTE: Depends upon version 3.14.5 or higher of ECF Remote Service SDK. See Karaf Install Instructions

Source Code

ECF Github Repo: ECF JaxRS Providers Github Repo

P2 Repository

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/JaxRSProviders/master/build/

NOTE: Depends upon version 3.14.5 or higher of ECF Remote Service SDK. See ecf downloads for Eclipse or Target Platform installation

Apache CXF Jax-RS Implementation

Service Exported Config Types

ecf.jaxrs.cxf.server, ecf.jaxrs.cxf.client

Supported Intents

osgi.async, osgi.basic, osgi.private, osgi.confidential

Remote Service Properties

Provider Bundles

org.eclipse.ecf.provider.jaxrs
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.jaxrs.server
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.jaxrs.client
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.cxf.server
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.cxf.client

Download/Install/Develop

See GitHub Release

Bndtools Templates

The Bndtools Workspace has bndrun templates to us this distribution provider. See the Bndtools Support for Remote Services Development tutorial

Karaf Feature

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/JaxRSProviders/master/build/karaf-features.xml

NOTE: Depends upon version 3.14.5 or higher of ECF Remote Service SDK. See Karaf Install Instructions

Source Code

ECF Github Repo: ECF JaxRS Providers Github Repo

P2 Repository

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/JaxRSProviders/master/build/

NOTE: Depends upon version 3.14.5 or higher of ECF Remote Service SDK. See ecf downloads for Eclipse or Target Platform installation

MQTT Provider

The ECF team has created a Remote Service provider based upon the MQTT3 Paho implementation. We are currently using Paho version 1.2.1.

Service Exported Config Types

ecf.jms.mqtt.manager, ecf.jms.mqtt.client

Supported Intents

osgi.async, osgi.basic, osgi.private

Remote Service Properties

Provider Bundles

org.eclipse.ecf.provider.jms.mqtt

Download/Install/Develop

See Github Releases

Bndtools Templates

The Bndtools Workspace has bndrun templates to us this distribution provider. See the Bndtools Support for Remote Services Development tutorial

Karaf Feature

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/Mqtt-Provider/master/build/karaf-features.xml

NOTE: Depends upon version 3.14.5 or higher of ECF Remote Service SDK. See Karaf Install Instructions

Source Code

ECF Github Repo: ECF MQTT Provider Github Repo

P2 Repository

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/Mqtt-Provider/master/build/

NOTE: Depends upon version 3.14.5 or higher of ECF Remote Service SDK. See ecf downloads for Eclipse or Target Platform installation

Python OSGi Services Provider

Please see Tutorial: Python for OSGi Services

The Py4j Remote Services Provider is based upon the Py4j project. It can also optionally use Google Protocol Buffers for serialization/deserialization between Java and Python, and/or Google Flatbuffers.

Provider Bundles

org.eclipse.ecf.provider.direct
org.eclipse.ecf.python
org.eclipse.ecf.python.protobuf
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.py4j
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.py4j.flatbuf
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.direct.flatbuf
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.direct.protobuf
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.py4j.protobuf

Download/Install/Develop

See GitHub Releases

Bndtools Templates

The Bndtools Workspace has bndrun templates to us this distribution provider. See the [[Bndtools_Support_for_Remote_Services_Development | Bndtools For Remote Services Development]

Karaf Feature

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/JMS/master/build/karaf-features.xml

NOTE: Depends upon version 3.14.5 or higher of ECF Remote Service SDK. See Karaf Install Instructions

Source Code

ECF Github Repo: ECF Python Provider Github Repo

XML-RPC Provider

Service Exported Config Types

ecf.xmlrpc.server, ecf.xmlrpc.client

Supported Intents

osgi.async, osgi.basic, osgi.private, osgi.confidential

Remote Service Properties

Provider Bundle

org.eclipse.ecf.provider.xmlrpc

Download/Install/Develop

Github Releases

Bndtools Templates

The Bndtools Workspace has bndrun templates to us this distribution provider. See the Bndtools Support for Remote Services Development tutorial

Karaf Feature

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/XmlRpcProvider/master/build/karaf-features.xml

See Karaf Install Instructions

Source Code

ECF Github Repo: ECF XML-RPC Provider Github Repo, Paths:
org.eclipse.ecf.provider.xmlrpc: bundles/org.eclipse.ecf.provider.xmlrpc

P2 Repository

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ECF/XmlRpcProvider/master/build/

NOTE: Depends upon version 3.14.5 or higher of ECF Remote Service SDK. See ecf downloads for Eclipse or Target Platform installation

Providers created via ECF REST API

ECF has provided an API to aid in the creation of REST-based Remote Services provider. Using this API, it's possible to create a Remote Service client/proxy that uses an existing REST-based service. Thus new Remote Services can be created to expose an existing REST-based service. The following tutorial: ECF Remote Services for Accessing Existing REST Services describes how to use the ECF REST API to create client provider to access an existing REST service.

OSGi Service Exported Configs

ecf.rest.client

As mentioned above, only REST servers may export Remote Services, so the ecf.rest.client provider may not export Remote Services.

Download/Install/Develop

P2 Repo and Karaf Feature: See Download Page
P2 Feature ID: org.eclipse.ecf.remoteservice.rest.feature

Karaf Feature: ecf-remoteservices-rest in repos given on Karaf Installation Page

Source Code

Git Repo: ECF Git Repo, Paths:
org.eclipse.ecf.remoteservice.rest: framework/bundles/org.eclipse.ecf.remoteservice.rest

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