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Robert,

I'm going to run through the instructions with M6 and update the quick-start guide.  I report back when I have updated the quick-start guide with instructions that should work.  For your other questions about using OSGi for device management ... I suggest you also try the osgi-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx mailing list found at http://www2.osgi.org/mailman/listinfo/osgi-dev.

Tom




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Hello,

I tried dling the RCP for 3.3 and following the instructions given
below.  The framework seems to start but then it abruptly quits without
my being able to enter anything into the console's prompt.

there are no log files generated in the configuration directory so i am
unable to see if there's an error.

i tried running it with the "-debug" option and it all seems to load
with  no exceptions.  i get "Time to load bundles: xx" and then the
prompt, then a second later it just quits.

i've tried running this with the eclipse.exe executable and the same
thing happens, only, as expected, the executable spawns a new console
window ... at least under win32 this is the case.

any help is appreciated.  my goal is to get a minimal version of the
framework running because i would like to investigate porting an
instrument control server onto the osgi framework.  the instruments are
for carbon vapor deposition nanotube synthesis systems.  the reason i
mention this is that if anyone has had any experience with instrument
control and automation in a lab environment using osgi i'd like to hear
about it, and specifically, i'd like to hear about how well device
management and the concept of devices maps to instruments like mass flow
controllers, pressure pumps, heating elements, io boards, etc over
serial, modbus, and ethernet channels.

thanks!

/r

Thomas Watson wrote:
> The quickstart guide needs to be updated for 3.3 M5.  You should use the
> org.eclipse.equinox.launcher to launch the framework in this case.  The
> following directory structure should work:
>
> c:/eclipse/
>                  /configuration/config.ini
>                  /plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_xxx.jar
>                  /plugins/org.eclipse.osgi_xxx.jar
>                  /plugins/org.eclipse.update.configurator_xxx.jar
>                  /plugins/ ...
>
> Then you should be able to launch with:
>
> java -jar plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_xxx.jar -console
> -configuration configuration
>
> You could also get the eclipse.exe from M5 and put that in the eclipse
> folder and launch using that:
>
> eclipse -console -configuration configuration
>
> Tom
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> I am new to equinox and started with the quickstart guide on
> eclipse-equinox-SDK-3.3M5.zip.  i tried the command:
>
> java -jar org.eclipse.osgi_xxx.jar -console but added the plugins/ suffix
> to the jar file and it ran fine.
>
> Then I tried using common and org.eclipse.update.configurator (again, from
> an 3.3M5 eclipse zip) by adding the osgi.bundle lines in the quickstart
> and puttin the org.eclipse.update.configurator_xxx.jar into the plugins
> dir.  i put the config.ini file into configuration.  my directory now
> looks like this:
>
> c:/eclipse/
>                  /plugins
>                  /configuration/config.ini
>
> i am in c:/eclipse and i started the framework like this:
>
> java -jar plugins/org.eclipse.osgi_xx.jar -console -configuration
> configuration
>
> it starts up and the 3 bundles (framework, common, configurator) are
> active but nothing else. and when i try the "bundles" command i don't see
> the additional bundles (logging, etc) installed.  i checked the log and i
> see this entry:
>
> !ENTRY org.eclipse.update.configurator 2007-02-23 00:14:50.703
> !MESSAGE C:\eclipse\plugins\plugins is not a valid plugins directory.
>
> in the quickstart it says that the configurator will discver and install
> bundes in the plugins dir beside the equinox jar.    so, besides cding
> into the plugins dir, is there another way to run from the base dir and
> have it discover the plugins dir from there?
>
> thanks in advance for your help.
>
>
> /r
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