Monday, October 21, 2013

Knopflerfish Pro 5 is released - OSGi R5 in 316K

We are happy to announce the availability of Knopflerfish Pro 5, the leading open source based OSGi run-time for embedded and desktop use. Knopflerfish Pro 5 is a new major release of Knopflerfish and brings KF Pro to OSGi R5 for both OSGi Core and OSGi Compendium specifications.

With Knopflerfish Pro 5 we make the OSGi run-time even smaller by introducing a new, compact version of the Knopflerfish framework, occupying no more than 316K of disk-space.

The most important changes in KF Pro 5 are:
  • OSGi Core Release 5 - Core Knopflerfish OSGi framework updated to be designed according to OSGi Release 5
  • OSGi Compendium Release 5 - All Compendium Services are updated to be designed according to OSGi Release 5
  • OSGi R5 framework in no more than 316K. This is achieved by the new compact version of the Knopflerfish OSGi framework, targeting small embedded devices. The framework code is compacted, and optional security classes have been removed
  • KF5 fully uses the OSGi specified repository format. New Repository Manager bundle, new console commands for interacting with the repository manager, as well as new Repository Desktop manager.
  • TR-069 - A new set of base components, utilities and examples for integration of TR-069 with OSGi, including the OSGi defined "Residential Management Tree" DMT Admin mapping, TR-069 protocol adapters and example bundles. Pro Premium only
  • An HGI (Home Gateway Initiative) setup guide, describing how to set up and fine tune Knopflerfish Pro when used on an HGI compliant home gateway. Pro Premium only
  • Knopflerfish and Knopflerfish Pro utility and similar bundles, e.g. desktop, console commands etc, are all updated to use the OSGi R5 APIs.
Knopflerfish Pro 5  is available for download from the customer download site along-side with the 5.0 version of Knopflerfish Pro Premium.

 The open source Knopflerfish 5 is released at the same time at the Knopflerfish project: 


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Makewave teams up with Home Gateway vendor Inteno

We are happy to annouce that Makewave teams up with with Home Gateway vendor Inteno and joins Inteno's iopsys partner program. 

Inteno is an innovative supplier of CPE solutions including operating system, management and application platforms and CPE hardware:

Inteno has recently launched Iopsys, a complete software platform targeting home gateways and include operating system, portal, third party software, and SDKs. Included in this platform are Makewave's OSGi stack Knopflerfish Pro Premium, and the OSGi provisioning server Ubicore, enabling the OSGi App Store model for the home gateway.

You can see Iopsys in action, incuding Makewave's OSGi technology running inside Inteno's Home Gateway during  the Broadband World Forum 2013 show in Amsterdam on 22-24 October. You will find Makewave's CEO Christer Larsson at the show, in Inteno's booth E19. Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ubicore 3.8 released

UbicoreWe are happy to announce a new release of Ubicore, Makewave's Remote Management System for OSGi frameworks.

The new Ubicore 3.8 includes a KF Pro 3.5 based management agent, as well as several other fixes on both the server and the OSGi client management side.

Customers can download the Ubicore 3.8 release from the customer download area.

Makewave Team

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Knopflerfish Pro 3.5 is released

Knopflerfish Pro We are happy to annouce the release of Knopflerfish Pro 3.5. The new version is available from the customer download site along-side with the 3.5 versions of Knopflerfish Pro Premium and Knopflerfish Pro CVIS. 

The Knopflerfish Pro 3.5 version include several improvement in the framework, the OSGi compendium services as well as the Knopflerfish services, resulting in a faster and more robust Knopflerfish Pro OSGi.

The most important changes are:
  • Stability issues corrected in the Knopflerfish OSGi framework
  • Several stability issues corrected in Declarative Services (SCR), e.g. potential race conditions, re-bind and re-registration issues.
  • Corrected resource / memory leak in User Admin
  • Framework commands supports printing thread stack traces and filter which threads to show.
  • SCR commands now support showing "satisfied" or "unsatisfied" applications.
  • Corrected issued preventing Eclipse Gemini Blueprint from running correctly on Knopflerfish
  • New major version of Ubicore mgmt agent provisioning API (Pro only)
  • Stability issues corrected in UPnP CP (Pro only)
  • UPnP Device now supports specific interface names, in addition to IP addresses. Stability improvements and minor bugs corrected (Pro only)
  • Application Manager updated to new mgmt agent API as well as stability improvements (Pro Premium only)
  • Improved image rendering in UI packages as well as minor corrections and fixes (Pro Premium only)
A new versions of Ubicore, which will have a Knopflerfish Pro 3.5 based client, will be released shortly.