Monday, October 27, 2014

ECF Remote Services Architecture

With the many updates, improvements in ECF's Remote Services releases, along with the tutorials and documentation added recently, it was time to update the Remote Services Architecture diagram.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Shellshock bug, open source maintenance and quality

Interesting NY Times article about shellshock bug, and it's relationship to open source maintenance and quality

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Monday, August 18, 2014

ECF 3.9 Released

ECF 3.9.0 is released.   The release provides an update to our implementation of the OSGi Remote Services and Remote Service Admin specifications.   For RS/RSA the latest (R6) version of the specification included additions and changes, and this release supports them.

The implementation has been tested against and passed the OSGi RS RS/RSA compatibility test suite (CT).

To download and install go here.  

Note also that we now have a several tutorials focused on developing your own OSGi Remote Services.  A couple of these tutorials show how to use Remote Services with the Raspberry Pi.

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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Raspberry Pi GPIO using OSGi Services

I've created an API that abstracts individual GPIO Pins as OSGi services, and made it available via the ECF github repository.  This allows applications to easily use the Raspberry Pi's GPIO to send output to or receive input from peripherals.

I've also created a short tutorial on how to use these services to control a single LED.

This tutorial now has a short demonstration of how to use OSGi Remote Services to do remote control of a single GPIO Pin with Eclipse as the user interface.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

ECF 3.8.1 Released

ECF's 3.8.1/Luna has been released.   Some of the highlights

A more complete list is provided by the New and Noteworthy

Congratulations to the ECF community

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

OSGi Remote Services on Raspberry Pi

ECF has created an example and tutorial showing the use of Java 8, OSGi, and OSGi Remote Services on the Raspberry Pi.   Any comments, suggestions, or other contributions are always welcome.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

The costs of open source maintenance

Another very interesting story about Heartbleed/OpenSSL...wrt maintenance and support

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