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Tag Archives: OSGi
In this blog entry I will show you three independent features provided by Eclipse and OSGi which can work together to create views, editors or handlers via the Eclipse ExtensionRegistry but still use the dependency mechanism of Eclipse 4. Supersede … Continue reading
As you know the OSGi Framework enforces strong modularity. This also applies to native library code, e.g. a Windows DLL. To make your DLL available in the context of OSGi you have to use the Bundle-NativeCode section in MANIFEST.MF. For … Continue reading
In Defining provisional API in Equinox I discussed how to mark your API as internal / provisional. But what if your plugin has a close friend which should be allowed to use this API without restrictions? Even in the plugin … Continue reading
OSGi is very strong in defining API contracts. In each bundle you can decide this which packages are exported and which can be used by other plugins. But what if you want to make your classes usable to other but … Continue reading
The Eclipse plugin creation wizard allows to create OSGi bundles or Eclipse plugins. The most notable difference is that the PDE plugin editor does not show the extension tab. I recently wanted to use an plugin extension in a project … Continue reading