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Welcome to Apache Karaf Cave
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Apache Karaf Cave is an Apache Karaf subproject. It provides an implementation of the OSGi Repository specification, with
additional feature such as a complete Maven repository support, a REST API for management, support of remote repository
proxy.

Cave deals with the requirements and capabilities of all artifacts.

Apache Karaf Cave provides the following features:
* Storage: Cave includes a storage backend. The default one is a simple filesystem backend. As the Cave backend
is designed in a plugin way, you can implement your own backend (for instance, JDBC or LDAP backend).
* Repository Metadata Generation: Cave creates the repository metadata for you, using the artifacts presents in the
repository storage.
* Maven support: Cave repositories act as a complete Maven repository, allowing you to use Cave directly with Maven.
* REST API: Cave provides a REST API to manipulate the repositories.
* Artifact Upload: Users can upload OSGi bundle in a Cave repository. It supports URLs like mvn:groupId/artifactId/version,
file:, http:, etc.
* Repository proxy: Cave is able to proxy an existing repository, for instance an existing Maven repository.
The artifacts are located on the "external" repository, Cave handles the repository metadata. Cave supports file: and http:
URLs, it means that Cave is able to browse a remote HTTP Maven repository for instance.
* Repository population: Cave is able to get artifacts present on an "external" repository (local file: or
remote http:), looking for OSGi bundles, and copy the artifacts in the Cave repository storage.


Getting Started
===============
For an Apache Karaf Cave source distribution, please read
BUILDING for instructions on building Apache Karaf Cave.

To install Apache Karaf Cave, first you have to register the Cave features descriptor:

karaf@root()> feature:repo-add mvn:org.apache.karaf.cave/apache-karaf-cave/4.0.0/xml/features

Now, you can install the Cave feature simply by typing:

karaf@root()> feature:install cave-server

The PDF manual is the right place to find any information about Karaf Cave.

Alternatively, you can also find out how to get started here:
    http://karaf.apache.org/subprojects/cave

If you need more help try talking to us on our mailing lists
    http://karaf.apache.org/site/mailinglists.html

If you find any issues with Apache Karaf, please submit reports
with JIRA here:
    http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KARAF

We welcome contributions, and encourage you to get involved in the
Karaf community. If you'd like to learn more about how you can
contribute, please see:
    http://karaf.apache.org/index/community/contributing.html

Many thanks for using Apache Karaf Cave.


The Karaf Team