Carbon Kernel 5.0.0 is the core of the next-generation WSO2 Carbon platform. We have completely rearchitected Carbon Kernel from the ground up with the latest technologies and patterns. Additionally, the Carbon Kernel is now a lightweight, general-purpose OSGi runtime specializing in hosting servers, providing key functionality for server developers. The result is a streamlined and even more powerful middleware platform than ever before.
The beta release of the Carbon Kernel 5.0.0 includes the following key features.
Carbon Launcher Framework
Carbon Startup Order Resolver Framework
Centralized Logging Framework with Log4j 2.0 as the backend.
OSGi Framework Support with Eclipse Equinox
Transport Management Framework
Java 8 Support
Pax Exam OSGi Test Framework Support
Dropins support for OSGi ready bundles
Jar to Bundle Conversion tool support
Pluggable Runtime Framework