The Apposite package system is loosely modeled on the Debian Linux apt package repository and package management tool. Apposite recasts the ideas of package management into the ROC world of NetKernel. Apposite comprises a software repository format, a physical software packaging format containing a module payload, the Apposite client-side management tool and a local database which retains a record of installed software and installation transactions.
Key features include:
Important note for developers - /etc/modules.xml
The definitive resource used by NetKernel when it boots and loads modules is [ install ]/etc/modules.xml.
The Apposite system runs as a system application on the NetKernel platform. When the Apposite client downloads and installs packages containing modules, it places those modules in [ install ]/modules/ and creates entries for the modules in the resource [ install ]/etc/modules.xml.
If you are a developer and want to add a development module to the system simply edit modules.xml as described in the tutorial Create a Module.