Our jsr88 client in 2.2 worked by firing up a geronimo kernel and using some plugins to set up the connection to the target server and the local Configurers. To do the same in trunk we'd need to at least start an osgi environment, and possibly all of karaf.
This might be too heavyweight. Since AFAIK no one has ever or ever will use the DConfigBean support and IIRC it is optional, lets try for a simpler initial solution to this problem.
We can construct a jar that has a simpler DeploymentFactoryImpl and just include all the classes it needs right in that jar. The maven-bundle-plugin will pull all these classes in from the dependencies. Ugly but it seems to work.
I'm putting this in our base karaf-framework under lib/jsr88. I think putting it directly in lib causes problems with osgi and separating it makes it a little clearer it's not really intended to be used by a geronimo server.