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gordonad (19) [Avatar] Offline
Love the book!

Any recommendations on OSGi reporting or visualization?

I like Structure 101 but no OSGi specific visualization. For open source, GOAT is very rough and Libra seems to be early also. Any Maven plugins that you are aware of?

Gordon Dickens
holly.cummins (16) [Avatar] Offline
Re: OSGi Visualization or Reporting
Thanks for the feedback!

For OSGi visualization, I have a soft spot for GOAT, since I've worked on it. One of the reasons we created GOAT was there there seemed to be a technology gap, so I can't really suggest many alternatives. The Felix web console is friendlier and prettier than a text console, but it's not really full visualisation.

Having said that, I agree that GOAT a work in progress. Reporting bugs against it on the Aries JIRA ( would help the Aries community gauge how much interest there is in GOAT, and also hopefully help get fixes out into the field.
holly.cummins (16) [Avatar] Offline
Re: OSGi Visualization or Reporting
This question is rather old now, but in the interests of completeness I thought I should mention another, quite new, tool for OSGi visualization. Peter Kriens of bnd fame has written a tool called X-Rays (