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Plugin Packaging

Joget support 2 types of plugin packaging, there are Standard Java Plugin and Dynamic OSGI Plugin.  

Standard Java Plugin

  • Build as a standard Java JAR
  • Plugin classes should be placed in a package name starting with “org.joget”. (OEM release package are allowed to specify other package names)
  • Make JAR available in the Java classpath (e.g., place it under WEB-INF/lib or application server lib folder).
  • Requires restarting the JVM for deployment or changes.
  • May cause library version conflicts with base libraries or other plugins.
  • Easier to develop and test using normal Java classes and libraries.

Dynamic OSGi Plugin

  • Build as an OSGi (Open Services Gateway initiative framework) JAR bundle.
  • Deploy JAR using the Manage Plugins in the Web Console.
  • Supports dynamic loading/unloading/reloading without restarting.
  • Runs in isolated mode, preventing library version conflict with base libraries or other plugins.
  • More difficult to develop and test due to OSGi configuration and isolation.
  • Technology powering this structure: Apache Felix.

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