The current OSGi Compendium CT for Declarative services hsa two assumptions, which violate the spec. Our implementation correctly implements the spec in these two areas and thus fails CT tests.
The two assumptions are:
(1) ComponentContext.getProperties() expected writable
The CT expects the Dictionary returned from ComponentContext.getProperties() to be writeable because it is used to pass status information. I reported https://www.osgi.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=90
The workaround is to return the internally used Dictionary from the ComponentContextImpl.getProperties() implementation.
(2) Configuration Location Binding ignored
Configuration is created with a location binding such that validating Location Binding fails the configuration tests. The reason is that configuration is created bound to a test bundle, while the components are provided by another bundle. According to my understanding of the Configuration Admin specification, DS should respect location binding when providing Configuration to components. I reported https://www.osgi.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=91
The workaround is to ignore the location binding when accessing the configuration to be supplied to components.
Defining a framework property to enable these two workarounds makes our implementation pass the CT. The property is only supported as a framework property and is only read when the bundle is started. By default the property is not set, thus disabling the workarounds and behaving spec compliant.