Thursday, July 30, 2009

p2 metadata and resolution detailed

Daniel Le Berre (one of the author of SAT4J) and myself have a paper accepted to IWOCE. The paper focuses on the dependency management aspect of p2. It describes the metadata used to express dependencies, the overall functioning of our resolver and a description of our propositional constraints based encoding. To conclude we describe the challenges to address in future releases.

The paper is available at

OSGi DevCon Europe 2009 slides

I have finally uploaded the slides of my OSGi DevCon talk on slideshare. The presentation goes over some of the p2 concepts and talks for the first time about 3 different ways to setup p2 depending on the constraints of your environment: milli, micro, nano.