I'm trying learn how to build and deploy CXF web services. I've found that the HelloWorld example does not work unless the "cxf-osgi" feature is deployed after it. I can't understand what I'm doing wrong.
IMPORTANT NOTE: as far as I understand, the "cxf-osgi" feature installed with "features:install cxf-osgi" is totally different from the "cxf-osgi" example that exists in the "examples" folder. They're two different things with the same name.
So, what I'm doing is pretty basic:
1) Compile "cxf-osgi" in "examples" folder into "cxf-osgi-4.2.0-fuse-01-00.jar"
2) Throwing it into the "deploy" folder.
When I go to "http://localhost:8181/cxf" I see a HelloWorld service published at address "Endpoint address: /HelloWorld". Clicking on the link to view the WSDL contract does not work; it takes you to "http://localhost:8181/HelloWorld?wsdl" which comes back with a "NOT_FOUND" page.
Now, if I type the following into the Karaf console AFTER deploying my service:
3) Enter "features:install cxf-osgi"
And everything works!
I go back to "http://localhost:8181/cxf" I see the HelloWorld service published at the proper URL address "Endpoint address: http://localhost:8181/cxf/HelloWorld" and clicking on the link shows the WSDL contract loaded from "http://localhost:8181/cxf/HelloWorld?wsdl".
So what is this "cxf-osgi" feature how am I supposed to use it?
The reason I ask is because at first I though it was some CXF component that is required for CXF services to work, that simply needs to be deployed at startup. However, I found that when the features is already installed while deploying the web service, it still doesn't work. So, doing:
1) features:install cxf-osgi
2) Compile "cxf-osgi" in "examples" folder into "cxf-osgi-4.2.0-fuse-01-00.jar"
3) Throw it into the "deploy" folder.
Does not work, it exhibits the same problem. I must install the "cxf-osgi" feature only AFTER my bundle is deployed with:
4) features:uninstall cxf-osgi
5) features:install cxf-osgi
Everything works again.
Ok, I ended up creating a feature for my bundle, which depends on the "cxf-osgi" feature.
I followed these instructions and my feature looks like this:
Is this the "proper" way?
Edited by: akarypid on Mar 9, 2010 4:30 PM