equinox Tag

As many people know, Google recently announced support for Java on its AppEngine platform. As a connoisseur of OSGi, the first natural thing that came across my mind was quickly I could get OSGi running on it. Well, I'm happy to announce that we are part way there. I have OSGi running locally on the AppEngine SDK using the Equinox servlet bridge. I've managed to...

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The OSGi specification defines a log service (Section 101.1) in the Service Compendium. Like most logging facilities, the log service allows you to specify a message, exception, log level and service reference to be logged. The log service can be acquired using typical OSGi service acquisition mechanisms like a ServiceTracker (see snippet below). However, I highly recommend that you look at using Declarative Services (see...

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I just got back from vacation and was pleased to see Eclipse 3.5 M6 was released (new and noteworthy). M6 is always an interesting milestone for Eclipse because it's really close to EclipseCon, signifies API freeze and the march towards stabilization for the Galileo release. Here are some of my favorite noteworthy items from Eclipse 3.5 M6: From Equinox, I'm thrilled to see the implementation of...

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For those who have been following the OSGi v4.2 specification revisions lately, hopefully you're aware that the Declarative Services (DS) portion received some updates. In the 1.1 version of DS, there were these additions: name attributes are now optional on references and components (default to the class name) activate and deactivate method names on components so you can have POJO components (i.e., no dependency on ComponentContext) the ability...

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It looks like Christmas is coming early this year for me. From the looks of it, the Jetty project has plans to move to Eclipse.org, which means that we will have a first-class webserver developed at Eclipse. Imagine all the possibilities with Eclipse RT technologies like Equinox, EclipseLink, ECF, etc...

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