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[ecf-dev] local remote services

Hi Folks,

In a fit of desire to work on something new this past weekend, I implemented a new ECF remote services provider for inclusion in ECF 3.4.

This provider provides access to remote services *locally* (i.e. within the same framework).

What is the purpose for a remote service provider that is local-only? :) There are at least two purposes:

1) The ability to asynchronously access an OSGi service (i.e. AsyncCallback, IFuture, IRemoteService) [1]
2) Testing of a remote service...without the necessarily messy steps of network discovery, and distribution. This should facilitate writing/running test code for remote services...without having to have the discovery and distribution defined, deployed, configured on a given network, etc.


This new provider project is located here:

host:  dev.eclipse.org (extssh or pserver/anonymous access)
cvs path:  /cvsroot/rt
module:  org.eclipse.ecf/providers/bundles/org.eclipse.ecf.provider.local

There's also an initial test project:

module:  org.eclipse.ecf/tests/bundles/org.eclipse.ecf.tests.provider.local

Scott

[1] http://wiki.eclipse.org/Asynchronous_Proxies_for_Remote_Services