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Release Notes - Karaf - Version 2.2.5

This release of Apache Karaf is based off of the 2.2.x series branch, representing an update to Apache Karaf 2.2.4. It contains bug fixes identified in the prior release, and introduces improvements including; multiple JAAS support improvements, better support for Linux systems with certain versions of libc, SCP support, and demos for extending Karaf's console commands and using Karaf Archives (KARs). Several dependencies were also updated, bringing Pax Web to version 1.0.8, Jetty to 7.5.4.v20111024, and Jasypt to 1.8. For more detail please see the change log below.

Bug

* KARAF-867 - Inconsistent deployment behavior between bundle installer and feature installer
* KARAF-926 - JAAS: Properties backing engine doesn't respect encryptor prefix and suffix
* KARAF-939 - the realm set for JAASLoginService in jetty.xml should be karaf but not the default
* KARAF-951 - dev:create-dump raises a NullPointerException
* KARAF-952 - config:propdel doesn't delete the property in the cfg file
* KARAF-954 - Double quotes missing in generated karaf-wrapper.conf
* KARAF-959 - features:create-kar goal doesn't create a valid kar
* KARAF-985 - LDAPLoginModule generates a large number of DirContext objects
* KARAF-1003 - Karaf fails to start on a linux 32 bit system who's libc version is 2.3.4.
* KARAF-1015 - ConfigMBean should use a different config pid than the config shell
* KARAF-1020 - BundleWatcher should look for SNAPSHOT
* KARAF-1030 - Grep command breaks existing line formating
* KARAF-1064 - BootstrapLogManager does not reuse the instantiated Handler
* KARAF-1065 - TextDumpProvider.createDump(DumpDestination) does not flush OutputStreamWriter
* KARAF-1104 - Add plexus-utils dependency to features-maven-plugin to allow it to work with Maven 2.2.x to create KARs
* KARAF-1105 - Fix url in Command Demo Readme file.
* KARAF-1106 - Jetty feature should use ServiceMix Spec for activation
* KARAF-1108 - Features should use correct start-level
* KARAF-1110 - Archetypes don't work
* KARAF-1111 - Add documentation about archetypes
* KARAF-1114 - osgi shell blueprint bundle shouldn't use lazy default-activation

Dependency upgrade

* KARAF-997 - Upgrade to Pax Web 1.0.8
* KARAF-998 - upgrade to jetty 7.5.4.v20111024
* KARAF-1092 - Upgrade to Jasypt 1.8
* KARAF-1107 - Karaf should use directly commons-* bundles

Improvement

* KARAF-606 - JAAS: Allow LDAPLoginModule to supply role "DN" from LDAP group search
* KARAF-936 - Features info command should display the start level of a bundle if available.
* KARAF-940 - Align various bat and sh scripts
* KARAF-945 - Use singular for shell commands
* KARAF-956 - jaas module should throw generic FailedLoginException
* KARAF-965 - Allow features-maven-plugin to handle multiple versions of the same feature
* KARAF-968 - Features file should require name attribute on features element
* KARAF-981 - Set kar as a boot feature
* KARAF-1013 - Less verbose in log when mistyped commands at INFO level
* KARAF-1014 - Make files specified by $ optional
* KARAF-1019 - Set java memory options only when required
* KARAF-1022 - java.io.tmpdir system property should use $KARAF_DATA/tmp in place of $KARAF_BASE/tmp
* KARAF-1032 - Text improvements to Features XSD
* KARAF-1041 - create-kar goal should handle configfile
* KARAF-1057 - Update the list of supported execution environments
* KARAF-1087 - kar archetype
* KARAF-1088 - assembly archetype
* KARAF-1091 - Upgrade maven bundle plugin to 2.3.6
* KARAF-1112 - shell:sleep should be in seconds
* KARAF-1115 - Add a jre.properties.cxf with all changes required to run cxf

New Feature

* KARAF-541 - Support JMX SSL via etc/org.apache.karaf.management.cfg
* KARAF-934 - Provide a way to select which features are to be installed when dropping a descriptor to the deploy folder.
* KARAF-977 - config propset, propappend & propdel could use some autocompletion
* KARAF-980 - Add demo for extending Karaf's console commands
* KARAF-987 - Add scp support
* KARAF-1029 - Add completer support on option values
* KARAF-1085 - Add Kar deployer demo using features-maven-plugin
* KARAF-1109 - Provide archetypes for bundle, bundle-blueprint, web-bundle, war

Task

* KARAF-976 - Update Apache Karaf 2.2.x documentation for Child Instances