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Cameron,

Another plus for Equinox is that it's considered to be the reference (R4) implementation of the OSGi specification. Looking back through this mail-list or the newsgroup will give you a good idea of the large magnitude of people banging on it. Since Richard mentioned Felix, I feel less guilty about a small plug for Concierge. It's a R3 implementation that is considerably smaller and simpler, and now includes some PDE-like tooling to boot: http:// concierge.sourceforge.net/.

Best of luck
-ken

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Today's Topics:

   1. How much effort has gone into developing Equinox (Cameron Ross)
   2. Re: How much effort has gone into developing Equinox
      (Jeremy Volkman)
   3. Re: How much effort has gone into developing Equinox
      (John Arthorne)
   4. Re: How much effort has gone into developing Equinox
      (Richard S. Hall)


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Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 15:46:57 -0400
From: "Cameron Ross" <cross@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [equinox-dev] How much effort has gone into developing
	Equinox
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Hello,

I'm building a case for using Equinox as opposed to in-house development of
a plugin framework. Can someone given a reasonable estimate as to how many
person hours have gone into the development of Equinox? Also, are there any
estimates as to the number of Equinox installations that there are out there
(i.e. deployment footprint)? This information would help to support my
arguments for using Equinox.


Thanks much,
Cameron Ross
President, Symboticware
Program Lead, Interoperable Systems, MIRARCO

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Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 16:04:22 -0400
From: "Jeremy Volkman" <jvolkman@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [equinox-dev] How much effort has gone into developing
	Equinox
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Also take into consideration the amount of time put into developing
the OSGi spec itself, and not just a particular implementation.  The
OSGi spec has been in continuous development since 1998.  Take a look
at Peter Kriens' review of JSR-277 (Java Module System), which is
bypassing the OSGi spec and attempting to solve the same fundamental
problem from scratch:
http://www.osgi.org/blog/2006/10/jsr-277-review.html

 -Jeremy

On 6/15/07, Cameron Ross <cross@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:



Hello,

I'm building a case for using Equinox as opposed to in-house development of
a plugin framework. Can someone given a reasonable estimate as to how many
person hours have gone into the development of Equinox? Also, are there any
estimates as to the number of Equinox installations that there are out there
(i.e. deployment footprint)? This information would help to support my
arguments for using Equinox.


Thanks much,
Cameron Ross
President, Symboticware
Program Lead, Interoperable Systems, MIRARCO

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Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 16:37:50 -0400
From: John Arthorne <John_Arthorne@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [equinox-dev] How much effort has gone into developing
Equinox
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According to ohloh.net, 15 person years have gone into Equinox. This is a
drastic underestimate, since Equinox is comprised of code from the
original Eclipse platform project (2000 person years and counting), and
various other code contributions. The ohloh figure only captures the core
Equinox OSGi implementation, and not the various other equinox bundles
that provide services on top:


http://www.ohloh.net/projects/3505
http://www.ohloh.net/projects/3855

As for install base, I'd venture a guess in the range of a hundred
million. The Eclipse platform built on Equinox has millions of downloads a
year, and then there are the hundreds of commercial and open source
products built on it. This is a vast install space, including desktop
apps, server-side apps, embedded apps, etc. You'll also find an equinox
implementation or two in most linux distros. This is a pure guess - don't
quote me on it.






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Hello,

I'm building a case for using Equinox as opposed to in-house development
of a plugin framework. Can someone given a reasonable estimate as to how
many person hours have gone into the development of Equinox? Also, are
there any estimates as to the number of Equinox installations that there
are out there (i.e. deployment footprint)? This information would help to
support my arguments for using Equinox.


Thanks much,
Cameron Ross
President, Symboticware
Program Lead, Interoperable Systems, MIRARCO
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Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 17:14:38 -0400
From: "Richard S. Hall" <heavy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [equinox-dev] How much effort has gone into developing
	Equinox
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In short, you'd be a fool to start from scratch. :-)

People generally think they can make a simpler implementation for their
own usage, which is generally true. But over time your use cases expand
and you end up creating something just as complex to handle all of your
use cases. If your issues are dynamic extensibility, then your best bet
at this point is the OSGi framework, since it has thought about nearly
all of the issues (although not solved all of them yet).


In addition, you can then choose from multiple implementations... (ahem,
Apache Felix) ;-)


-> richard

John Arthorne wrote:

According to ohloh.net, 15 person years have gone into Equinox. This
is a drastic underestimate, since Equinox is comprised of code from
the original Eclipse platform project (2000 person years and
counting), and various other code contributions. The ohloh figure only
captures the core Equinox OSGi implementation, and not the various
other equinox bundles that provide services on top:


http://www.ohloh.net/projects/3505
http://www.ohloh.net/projects/3855

As for install base, I'd venture a guess in the range of a hundred
million. The Eclipse platform built on Equinox has millions of
downloads a year, and then there are the hundreds of commercial and
open source products built on it. This is a vast install space,
including desktop apps, server-side apps, embedded apps, etc. You'll
also find an equinox implementation or two in most linux distros. This
is a pure guess - don't quote me on it.





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Hello,

I'm building a case for using Equinox as opposed to in-house
development of a plugin framework. Can someone given a reasonable
estimate as to how many person hours have gone into the development of
Equinox? Also, are there any estimates as to the number of Equinox
installations that there are out there (i.e. deployment footprint)?
This information would help to support my arguments for using Equinox.


Thanks much,
Cameron Ross
President, Symboticware
Program Lead, Interoperable Systems,
MIRARCO_______________________________________________
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