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OSGi Community Event 2014
Most people consider versions tedious and boring. And they are right! However, that does not make them less important. Unless you always compile all your code together and never have to go back in time, versions are the threads that keep the systems together in a stable way. That is, if people did not make those stupid mistakes with versions ...
Meet semantic versioning and baselining. Semantic versions provide a framework to automate version handling. This framework is used in bnd(tools) to automate most version handling.
This presentation will show what OSGi semantic versions are and its extension to also semantically version contracts. It will demonstrate the bnd(tools) support which is part of enRoute to detect semantic version violations in real time as well as in the continuous build.
Peter Kriens is an independent consultant since 1990.He currently works for the OSGi Alliance and jpm4j. During the eighties he developed advanced distributed systems for newspapers based on microcomputers based on, at the time very novel, object oriented technologies. For this experience in Objects he was hired by a number of international companies, including Adobe, Intel, Ericsson, IBM, and many others. During his work at Ericsson Research in 1998 he got involved with the OSGi specification; Later he became the primary editor for these specifications. In 2005 he was awarded the OSGi Fellows title. After taking a sabbatical in 2012 to develop jpm4j he returned to the OSGi Alliance to help increasing adoption. He is Dutch but decided to live in France.