Coming in Karaf 3.0: new KAR service, command, management
We are working hard on Karaf 3.0. This major new version of Karaf will bring a lot of new features and enhancements. KAR in Karaf 2.2.4 As you may know, Karaf 2.2.x already provides “basic” KAR support. A KAR (KARaf archive) is a zip file which gathers a features XML and all bundles and configuration files dependencies. It means that a KAR is an atomic artifact which can be deployed without an Internet connection (as all is shipped in the KAR file itself). In Karaf 2.2.x, the KAR support was: a KAR deployer: you can copy a KAR file into the deploy folder, and KARAF will uncompress the KAR file, and install all features containing in the shipped features XML. a create-kar goal in the features-maven-plugin: this goal reads a features XML and creates a KAR file, ready to be deployed. So, all KAR logics were in the KAR deployer. It means that you are not able to deploy a KAR from a remote URL, etc. What’s coming in Karaf 3.0 The KAR service In Karaf 3.0, the KAR core bundle provides a org.