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RE: [equinox-dev] Re: Does equinox support extension:=bootclasspath

I think that p2 should support this.  While Tom makes some good points about dancing, the base problem is around the lack of standard APIs for managing OSGi configurations.  The Equionx FrameworkAdmin stuff provides some abstraction here and would allow p2 to manipulate/configure any framework.

 

See https://bugs.eclipse.org/226843 for more details.

 

Jeff

From: equinox-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:equinox-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Thomas Watson
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 7:09 PM
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Subject: Re: [equinox-dev] Re: Does equinox support extension:=bootclasspath

 

The short answer is no and we have no plans to implement it in the current 3.4 release. But there is a bug open https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=127724

We could consider implementing it in a future release. The struggle we have had with this feature in OSGi is to implement true boot classpath extensions we need to know about the extensions before the VM is even launched. This could be done by modifying the eclipse.ini but the problem with this is that eclipse.ini is not managed by the framework. In 3.4 p2 can now manage this file. One possibility would be to have p2 manage the eclipse.ini to add the proper boot classpath arguments with the bootclasspath extension content. I don't really like this solution either because it involves a dance between p2 and the framework in order to make bootclasspath fragments really work. In other words they will not work in a framework that does not have p2 managing it.

Tom



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And related: If the answer is "no", is there a plan to supported in the future?

Thanx again,
Alin

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 9:04 PM, Alin Dreghiciu <adreghiciu@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi guys,
>
>  Does equinox support extension:=bootclasspath? I cannot find a clear
>  reference about the subject, only some mail archive back from 2006.
>  As I see the property "org.osgi.supports.bootclasspath.extension" is
>  not set (in 3.3.1), so it defaults to false = it does not support.
>
>  Thanx,
>  Alin Dreghiciu
>
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