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Using the bnd toolchain one has the capability of generating an OBR index from a set of maven dependencies through the bnd-indexer-maven-plugin. As an example, this feature is already in use in CXF and a working example is here.
On the other hand, in Karaf we have the concept of Feature to provision bundles along with their dependencies. As far as I understand the best option is to manually maintain these feature files and to validate them using the karaf-maven-plugin.
I'm wondering if there is a way to combine Karaf features with an index to somehow automate (at least to some extent) feature generation (something like "resolving" features against an index to complete missing requirements?).