Redeploy OSGi bundles automatically with fizzed-watcher-maven-plugin

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Being able to redeploy your OSGi bundles automatically when you make changes to their source code is very useful when developing Apache Sling applications, for example.

Today I tried the fizzed-watcher-maven-plugin on a Sling sample bundle, and it seems to work quite well. I just had to add the following to my POM:

<plugin>   <groupId>com.fizzed</groupId>   <artifactId>fizzed-watcher-maven-plugin</artifactId>   <version>1.0.6</version>   <configuration>     <watches>       <watch>         <directory>src/main</directory>       </watch>     </watches>     <goals>       <param>clean</param>       <param>install</param>     </goals>     <profiles>       <param>autoInstallBundle</param>     </profiles>   </configuration> </plugin>

And changing any file under src/main causes the bundle to be rebuilt and (via Sling's default autoInstallBundle profile) reinstalled in my test Sling instance.

To start the plugin with that setup I used

mvn fizzed-watcher:run -Dsling.url=http://localhost:8080/system/console

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