[ANN] Karaf version 2.0.0 Released

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[ANN] Karaf version 2.0.0 Released

jgoodyear
Hi,

The Karaf team is pleased to announce the release of Karaf version 2.0.0.

This release is our first as a top level Apache project, and includes
a number of new features, improvements and bug fixes.

  http://karaf.apache.org/

This release is available from http://karaf.apache.org/download.html and Maven:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>org.apache.karaf</groupId>
    <artifactId>apache-karaf</artifactId>
    <version>2.0.0</version>
  </dependency>

Release Notes:

Karaf - Version 2.0.0, resolved issues.

** Sub-task
    * [KARAF-115] - Document Karaf Release Guide
    * [KARAF-116] - Compile Release Notes for Karaf 2.0.0
    * [KARAF-119] - Establish KEYS file.

** Bug
    * [KARAF-4] - [Karaf] If features:refreshUrl reads an incorrect
<features> definition, it deletes the old version
    * [KARAF-16] - The JRE provided ciphers are not used on ubuntu server
    * [KARAF-65] - NPE in StandardEmitterMBean on JDK 6
    * [KARAF-99] - new spring 3.0.3.RELEASE feature miss some bundles
    * [KARAF-100] - The list of OBR repositories is not persisted
    * [KARAF-101] - features:refreshUrl doesn't auto complete!
    * [KARAF-102] - The client jar does not work when given a command
to execute on the command line
    * [KARAF-122] - Webconsole login doesn't work with karaf.framework
set to equinox
    * [KARAF-123] - File jre.properties is not copied and so it is not
possible to start a second karaf instance
    * [KARAF-124] - Karaf start script doesn't correctly include
jre/lib/ext directory
    * [KARAF-126] - Password: Error executing command: Failed to get
the session.
    * [KARAF-128] - java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException during
generation of User Guide pdf blocking release build.

** Improvement
    * [KARAF-45] - Improve war deployer in order to provide the WebApp-context
    * [KARAF-54] - Minimum default properties
    * [KARAF-59] - Introduce a ${karaf.data} system property to be
able to easily move the data directory to a different location
    * [KARAF-67] - Change the webconsole config in the features
descriptor to specifiy the realm and not the username/password which
aren't used anymore
    * [KARAF-95] - Upgrade Spring to 3.x
    * [KARAF-96] - Enhance the features to support the start level
    * [KARAF-97] - Upgrade to Felix framework 3.x
    * [KARAF-98] - Upgrade to equinox 3.6.0
    * [KARAF-103] - add a spring-dm feature which use spring 2.5.6 inside
    * [KARAF-105] - Remove dependencies on the preference service
    * [KARAF-107] - Improve default log configuration with a rolling
file appender
    * [KARAF-108] - Change 'storage.location' system property to
'karaf.instances' for better homogeneity
    * [KARAF-109] - Split the JVM packages from the main
config.properties file for easier maintenance
    * [KARAF-112] - Free the org.osgi.framework.system.packages.extra
property for users
    * [KARAF-117] - refactor tooling/testing/Helper to accomodate
recent changes in config.properties
    * [KARAF-118] - Update Pax Url Wrap to version 1.1.3
    * [KARAF-120] - Some jars are not included in our system repository
    * [KARAF-121] - Better exception handling in JaasSecurityProvider
    * [KARAF-127] - Enahnce features mechanism to allow to stop/start bundle

** New Feature
    * [KARAF-31] - Use OBR if available to compute the transitive
closure of karaf features
    * [KARAF-110] - Provide a placeholder for overriding the
configuration properties
    * [KARAF-111] - Allow includes of additional configuration files
through a custom property when loading the main configuration files

** Task
    * [KARAF-113] - Change the namespace of the two blueprint schemas
    * [KARAF-114] - Apache Karaf 2.0.0 Release

Enjoy!

-The Karaf team