Note! This is an improvement over the packaging in Installing apache karaf on debian stretch, this package is packaged using native debian packaging tools instead of fpm, and is built from the karaf source tarball instead of the karaf binary tarball.
Apache karaf is an OSGi container and application server that is provisioned from maven, and has an ssh server. Basically it is possible to start an empty karaf, ssh in and give some commands to install an application using maven.
There still isn’t a native .deb package on maven (see the RFP (Request For Packaging) bug for karaf in the debian bug tracker), but this package can be installed from my own maven repository.
The packacing projecct can be found on github: https://github.com/steinarb/karaf-debian
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This blog post describes how to create a windows service from a Java application, it is a slightly more fleshed out version of the JavaZone 2016 lightning talk “A Java windows service in 10 minutes”.
A problem sometimes encountered by a Java programmer, is to make your Java program into a Windows Service. This is may be a bump in your project, particularly if you don’t know anything about windows services, or much about windows for that matter.
The demo created a running, working, Windows service server using 14 lines of Java code, and some maven configuration.
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