About the issue, let me remind a thing about deploy command. deploy command has a feature that can deploy base-directory app, for example:
deploy --name hello /apps/MyApp
OK, now, for such a directory, if its format meets osgi bundle format, why we can not support such a deployment?
If you agree with me, I think that once supporting such a new feature(for example: deploy --type=osgi /bundles/MyBundle), the issue should have more sense. Of course, virtually, from a user's perspective, based directory osgi deployment is really not general.