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Re: [equinox-dev] How can I embed a JAR in a plugin?
- From: David Leangen <osgi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 17:23:08 +0900
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I've been meaning to try out bnd for a while now... I didn't realise
that it could so easily turn an existing jar into a bundle. Sounds very
useful! I'll give that a try and compare results.
In any case, regarding what I did manually, I forgot to mention that I
did of course export each of the packages. Here's the manifest I used:
On Wed, 2007-05-09 at 09:12 +0100, Alex Blewitt wrote:
> The Bundle-ClassPath gives the bundle visibility, but doesn't export
> any of the contents. So doing:
> Bundle-ClassPath: .,thirdparty.jar
> means that classes inside the bundle will be able to see code in
> thirdparty.jar, but that doesn't imply any other people who depend on
> it will see them. You'll need to add
> Export-Package: com.example.thirdparty,com.example.thirdparty.other
> for each package that you want to expose.
> You might find that the 'bnd' tool (http://www.aqute.biz/Code/Bnd),
> which can automatically convert an existing Jar into an OSGi bundle,
> might be better suited to your needs.
> On 09/05/07, David Leangen <osgi@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Since many OSS projects do not package their code as osgi bundles, I've
> > had to create my own bundles from time to time.
> > This time, I thought that rather than including it as a project in my
> > Eclipse environment, I'll put the bundle in my plugins directory.
> > However, I have not yet been able to figure out how to expose the
> > classpath of the embedded jar file to my projects in the workspace.
> > If I directly compile the code (thus all the class files are in "." in
> > the bundle rather than in a jar in the bundle), I can include the bundle
> > this way without any problems.
> > I thought that I only needed to include the jar in the Bundle-ClassPath
> > entry in the manifest, but Equinox does not recognize this.
> > What does Equinox require that I do to expose this embedded jar to my
> > projects in Eclipse via my plugin bundle?
> > Thank you!
> > David
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