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RE: [equinox-dev] Using the Configuration Admin Service?

Title: Using the Configuration Admin Service?

I’ve been waiting for the Configuration Admin bundle from Equinox for a while now.  I wish it were here.  What is the status of it?

 

In particular, I need the interaction between the ConfiguraitonAdmin service and the DeclarativeServices service.  So I hope it is well integrated when it happens.

 

In the short run, you can actually use the Configuration Admin service available from www.knopflerfish.org

 

I have tested it (shortly) inside the Equinox framework and it seems to work ok.  However, I have not done any exhaustive testing.

 

John Wells (Aziz)

jwells@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

 


From: equinox-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:equinox-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kaegi, Simon
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 2:57 PM
To: equinox-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [equinox-dev] Using the Configuration Admin Service?

 

Hi all,

I've been doing some investigation in to how Eclipse and its various components get configured.
From what I've seen, this is done primarily through System properties and I'm looking at alternatives for a variety of reasons. (see bug 105851, but I can definitely add other concerns)

OSGi gives us the Configuration Admin Service and I'm wondering if using it might be a better approach for non-system bundle configuration information.

By this I guess I'm proposing that the Config Admin Service be integrated at a fairly low level in Eclipse and then used for all plugins/bundles that need configuration instead of System properties.

Once the Configuration Admin service is available I'm happy to do the work, but before I get started I'm curious as to whether people think this approach is reasonable.

-Simon

 

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