Plugin Support

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Project description: 

This project will embed Apache Felix, an OSGi container, into OpenVPMS, to support the development and deployment of plugins.

It will include:

  • support to deploy and monitor plugins
  • support for OSGi Blueprint plugins
  • support to export OpenVPMS services so they are available to plugins
  • a set of basic services for plugins

It will provide a pre-packaged OSGi container to enable plugin deployment.

Configuration and Monitoring

A new Plugins tab will be added to Adminstration - System, to:

  • configure the directory where plugins are deployed from
  • monitor plugins
  • install new plugins

Plugin Services

The following plugin services will be provided initially:

  • ArchetypeInstaller - allows plugins to install archetypes into OpenVPMS
  • PluginConfigurationService - allows plugins to manage their configuration
  • PluginArchetypeService - limited version of the ArchetypeService, to allow plugins to access the database


The release distribution will be updated to contain a pre-packaged version of Apache Felix, containing a number of OSGi bundles required for plugins to function.



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Re: Plugin Support

This project has been 100% funded by one of our most active and generous supporters.

Thanks very much Tim!


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