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[equinox-dev] Equinox, OBR and all that
- From: Albert Strasheim <fullung@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 05:17:15 +0200
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I'm trying to put together a basic system on top of Equinox that can
install/update and activate bundles automatically.
I have something along the following lines in mind:
1. Equinox starts up.
2. My "install/update stuff" bundle is activated.
3. It figures out if there are any bundles to install.
3.1. It could poll a web server for a list of bundles.
3.2. It could install all the bundles available in an OBR.
4. Periodically, it can poll again, or be notified of new bundles by
listening on a JMS topic or something along these lines.
Now, some questions:
1. Does a system like this exist already?
2. Does Equinox have an OBR service implementation? As far as I can
tell, Apache Felix does. Should I be able to get their bundle going in
3. If I can use the Apache Felix bundle, is there some process by which
I can integrate it into Equinox so that it shows up in all the various
Run configuration lists, etc. (i.e. make it easy to use from inside
Eclipse)? Maybe I could just create a plugin project on top op the
Felix OBR sources.
4. Is all the fancy stuff I saw in this EclipseCon presentation
available in Eclipse 3.3? If not, how can I get it? :-)
Integrating OSGi Bundle Repository (OBR) inside Eclipse for Bundle
4. Any other thoughts on tackling this kind of problem?
Thanks for your time.