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bnd, the swiss army knife for OSGi. A tool to build bundles.
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Merge pull request #1007 from pkriens/master

Auxliary classloaders for plugins & test case for executable jar creation
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.gradle-wrapper gradlew: Update to 2.4
aQute.libg Fix problem parsing OSGi headers with an explicit empty attribute at …
biz.aQute.bnd.annotation Avoid .* in imports to get precise imports
biz.aQute.bnd.embedded-repo Avoid .* in imports to get precise imports
biz.aQute.bnd.exporters [exporter] New project for exporters
biz.aQute.bnd.gradle gradle plugin: jar task rebuild for -dependson project's artifact cha…
biz.aQute.bnd.test 1000 volatile field implies dynamic
biz.aQute.bnd.testextension Avoid .* in imports to get precise imports
biz.aQute.bnd Use LF line endings in output files for build consistency
biz.aQute.bndlib.tests Merge pull request #1007 from pkriens/master
biz.aQute.bndlib Merge pull request #1007 from pkriens/master
biz.aQute.configadmin Avoid .* in imports to get precise imports
biz.aQute.demo.subsys Avoid .* in imports to get precise imports
biz.aQute.jpm [jpmcmd] Removed GC, gives problems
biz.aQute.junit [junit] junit 4 "unrooted" tests with parametrized tests
biz.aQute.launcher Avoid .* in imports to get precise imports
biz.aQute.remote [remote] Added -a option to register for ALL interfaces.
biz.aQute.repository.aether Make sure super types on -buildpath
biz.aQute.repository [jpm] Made crawler deamon and gave thread a name
biz.aQute.resolve [resolve] The test cases used the resolver without a project
bnd-maven-plugin Fix reference to example projects
cnf Gradle Problems exporting an executable jar #980
demo Gradle Problems exporting an executable jar #980
dist index: Cease generating old OBR index
org.osgi.impl.bundle.repoindex.ant Avoid .* in imports to get precise imports
org.osgi.impl.bundle.repoindex.api Avoid .* in imports to get precise imports
org.osgi.impl.bundle.repoindex.cli Avoid .* in imports to get precise imports
org.osgi.impl.bundle.repoindex.lib [resolver] Added a URI resolver interface
org.osgi.impl.bundle.repoindex.test Avoid .* in imports to get precise imports
osgi.r5 Avoid .* in imports to get precise imports
.gitattributes gitattributes: Update for new file types in repo
.gitignore gitignore: Tidy up root .gitignore
.mailmap Add .mailmap file for git shortlog
.travis.yml travis: Test under jdk8 as well as jdk7 gradlew: Update to 2.3 gradlew: Update to 2.3 repoindex: Add readme file from old bindex repo
appveyor.yml windows: Add yml for windows CI build on AppVeyor
build.gradle disable javadoc lint for jdk 8 build: Increase memory settings
gradlew Install Gradle in the workspace
gradlew.bat Install Gradle in the workspace
settings.gradle gradle plugin: Use method names for bnd types


bnd is a swiss army knife for OSGi, it creates manifest headers for you based on analyzing the class code, it verifies your settings, it manages project dependencies, gives you quote of the day, diffs jars, and much more.

The information about bnd can be found at


The git repository contains all code. It contains the following projects:

  • aQute.libg - Library to be statically linked (Conditional-Package)
  • biz.aQute.bnd - A command line utility and ant plugin
  • biz.aQute.bndlib - The core library
  • biz.aQute.bndlib.tests - Tests for the core library
  • biz.aQute.jpm - Just another package manager for Java
  • biz.aQute.junit - Junit tester (runs on Java 1.4)
  • biz.aQute.launcher - Launcher (runs on Java 1.4)
  • biz.aQute.repository - Different repos with OBR
  • biz.aQute.resolve - OBR Resolver
  • cnf - Configuration directory
  • demo - Used in testing
  • dist - Contains the distribution after 'gradle'
  • osgi.r5 - OSGi jars without all dependencies


All code is Apache 2.0 Licensed so you can do what you want with the source code.


Though I am usually pretty good at backward compatibility, there is no guarantee. This is an unpaid project and one of the most annoying thing of work is being backward compatible on the Java API when you know a better way to do it. Properties will be backward compatible if there is any possibility. So be aware, its ok to use this package but do not complain if new releases require some work.

If you're building a tool with a general audience, e.g. bndtools, that includes bnd for a general audience I would appreciate if you got in touch with me so I can keep in touch. I am always interested in ideas.


bndtools is the development environment of bnd. An earlier Eclipse plugin in bnd is no longer available.


Gradle is used to build bnd. The workspace root has a build.gradle file that builds all projects in proper order.

./gradlew - Assembles, tests and releases the projects into dist/bundles
./gradlew :dist:build - Assembles and tests the projects
./gradlew :dist:index - Assembles and releases the projects into dist/bundles

The workspace root includes the gradle wrapper, gradlew, command.

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Feedback is always welcome, for general discussions use the list. We also have the list for discussions on the development of bnd.

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