Right now the new DS implementation stills tries to run on older frameworks, the bnd.bnd file claims it works with version 1.4 of the framework api.
However, the new DS spec includes support for ServiceObjects and DTOs which are part of core R6 (package version 1.8). There is some effort in the code to still run on an older framework if these features are not used, but I'm wondering if this is a good idea and how we ensure that everything is working.
Now, that we have an official Apache Felix releases that is R6 compliant, I would rather require this as the minimal version.
David Jencks WDYT?