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[equinox-dev] bundle builds using Maven

My organization has been attempting to use the Maven build process as described in the “Building Eclipse Plugins with Maven 2” by the Princeton Softech guys to build a set of Equinox/OSGi bundles (not Eclipse plugins.)  I’ve successfully gotten a single bundle to build but am having problems with cross-bundle dependencies.  I have an aggregator/super-pom that contains two modules – A and B.  B, as defined in the manifest, depends on A.  A builds fine, but when B attempts to build it can’t find A to build against.  Is this situation supposed to work?

 

I’ve made a slight modification to the Princeton Softech Maven plugin that uses the bundle package “prefix” as the group Id (i.e. com.company.product.bundle would use “com.companyu.product” as the group id.)  When the build errors out due to failed dependency resolution it is looking for the artifact that I would expect it to (group id and artifact id look correct.)

 

The compilation can resolve the Equinox (3.3M7) bundles from the manifest (using the group id change described above) and can find the artifacts in the repo without issue.  It is just this cross-module building issue that I’m having.

 

A related question I have is what is the common method of building equinox bundles?  Do most people just use the PDE tools included in Eclipse?

 

-Aaron