This week, SpringSource and Oracle were named as the first two companies to provide committers to Project Gemini (or “Enterprise Modules”), an Eclipse runtime project meant to bring together a number of modules for enterprise application development. The project was born from the efforts of the OSGi Alliance Enterprise Expert Group.
Gemini will, “provide a home for sub-projects that integrate existing Java enterprise technologies into module-based platforms, and/or that implement enterprise specifications on module-based platforms,” according to the proposal on Eclipse.org.
SpringSource says it will contribute two initial projects:
- Gemini Web Container – the OSGi Web Container reference implementation, which is currently housed in the SpringSource git repository.
- Gemini Blueprint Service – a spring programming model for OSGi based on Spring Dynamic Modules.