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[equinox-dev] When is DS done loading services?

I made a post to the Eclipse newcomers group a few weeks ago, but did not get a response.  I don’t know if this is the appropriate place for this question, but hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.

 

We are building a headless RCP application and we would like to use DS to make functionality available.  The problem we are running into is that not all of the services we declared through DS get loaded and are visible before our application executes.

 

For example, I have a service A which needs 0..n instances of another service B. The issue I'm running into is that if the implementations of service B are spread across several bundles, then the service A will not have seen all instances of service B when it is called since the application starts (and sometimes ends) running before DS is done looking through all the bundles and registering all the services in the active bundles.

Is there a way to know when declarative services is done looking through the active bundles and loading the services found in them?  Am I missing something?

 

It seems that using the plug-in registry may solve this issue.  Is that perhaps a better way to go?

 

Thanks,
Otto

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