Saturday, February 25, 2012

XMPP/GTalk Shell Connector for Apache Karaf / Felix GoGo

Connecting Felix GoGo Shell through XMPP / Google Talk ?

I did a pretty interesting experiment (and will be useful at least to myself) connecting the Felix GoGo Shell in Apache Karaf/ServiceMix to XMPP/Google Talk Instant Messaging Protocol via Smack library. I spent almost 24 hours just for this. The results is pretty amazing though. :-)

I also spent quite some time to make ANSI colors sort of "working". It's not strictly correct, but at least it's not entirely boring.

What do you think ?

UPDATE: The OSGi Blueprint-compatible XMPP Shell connector is available as open source with Apache License 2.0 at

Recommended Resources
For more in-depth explanation on OSGi, I highly recommend OSGi in Action: Creating Modular Applications in Java.

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