Apache Karaf team is pleased to announce the availability of Apache Karaf 2.3.0.
This release of Apache Karaf sets the stage for the 3.0.x line, introducing OSGi rev 4.3 support, new commands, features, improvements, and a multitude of dependency updates. At Karaf's core you'll find Equinox 3.8.0.v20120529-1548 and Apache Felix framework 4.0.3. New additions such as Karaf-pax-exam, commands back ported from Karaf 3.x, and command aliases to help make migrating between 2.3.x and 3.x easier, and a multitude of supporting libraries updates.
All of the updates seen in this kit would have broke compatibility if applied to the Karaf 2.2.x line, hence this new branch (command syntax remains the same however, so its part of the 2.x family - see Karaf 3.x for major changes).
For more information please see the release notes.
As discussed in my prior Apache Karaf 2.3.0 preparation post, I enjoyed listening to Esthero albums throughout the release process and was delighted to try the La Cour Pavillon Bordeaux Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon 2009. I think the music and wine pairings are really working well for these releases, that being said if anyone has suggestions for future music or wine selections please post them below :)
Now that this 'dot oh' release is out, I can't wait for the up coming 3.0.0.RC1! Rest assured that patches for 2.2.x and 2.3.x will continue (and in the later case begin) on a regular basis.