[release] Blueprint support

Gao Kai <gaok12@...>

This looks interesting.

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Subject: [release] Blueprint support
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:44:06 -0400
From: Tom Pantelis <tompantelis@...>
To: controller-dev <controller-dev@...>, release <release@...>


With patch https://git.opendaylight.org/gerrit/#/c/36714/ (and several preceding ones), the controller core (ie md-sal) now has support for using OSGi blueprint for code wiring. The main motivation for this is for better upgrade support and usability wrt to the config system (CSS).

The plan is to merge the above patch within the next few days. The md-sal services are provided via blueprint (as OSGi services) and also via the CSS. So apps will continue work as is using the CSS. The core blueprint support enables apps to use blueprint for code wiring in lieu of the CSS.

https://wiki.opendaylight.org/view/Using_Blueprint outlines how to use blueprint in ODL apps.

Once this patch is merged, if there are any issues, please respond to this email.