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[equinox-dev] Bundle Provisioning contribution

Hi there, 
 
I am starting a new project to integrate more of our traditional
software installer within the Eclipse Update Manager. Basically, we sell
a development suite along with Eclipse as an IDE. We currently have a
mature (traditional) installer that we would like to integrate into
Eclipse in order to have a consistent view from either the installer or
Eclipse. This integration is very important for us and we are committed
to Eclipse.

Following the leads of complaints about the Update Manager, I have come
across the Bundle Provisioning project at Equinox, and I would like to
contribute to that project. However, I am not an OSGi nor Update Manager
expert and I do not have a codebase to contribute as such. My value
would be more as an early integrator of the Bundle Provisioning
solution. Having said that, I am going to deal with this installer
integration into Eclipse for at least the next 6 months and I will be
happy to help actively anywhere it makes sense for us.
  
For the moment, I am more specifically interested in: 
    - the repository structure of bundles => having features
organized... 
    - full updates, including Eclipse and JRE 

Let me know if I can be of any help.
 
Regards, 
 
 Romain 

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