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Re: [equinox-dev] Adding Equinox Declarative Services (DS) to the Eclipse SDK

+1

However there are still issues related to the interoperability of
extensions and services, due to the lifecycle mismatch. This is the
case whether services are implemented using DS, or Spring-DM, or the
good old fashioned way with spit and elbow grease

Eclipse applications will be mostly based on extensions for the
foreseeable future, so if we start to use services in any meaningful
way then there will sooner or later (most likely sooner) be a need for
the two models to interoperate more cleanly.

Regards
Neil

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 4:35 PM, Chris Aniszczyk <zx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Howdy y'all. I like to raise the question of us adding Equinox DS to the
> Eclipse SDK. DS provides a powerful way to deal with OSGi services and in my
> opinion, greatly simplifies the development of services. As we forge towards
> Eclipse 3.5, we made a lot of steps to make DS easier to use in the Eclipse
> SDK without it actually being in the SDK:
>
> - Prosyst donated a high quality implementation of OSGi DS that made its way
> to the Equinox SDK
> - PDE release DS component authoring tools as part of a GSOC project and 3.5
> work
> - The DS spec was updated to work better with lazy bundles
> (https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=226575)
>
> Technically, to add DS to the Eclipse SDK all we need to do as add these two
> tiny bundles:
>
>      org.eclipse.equinox.ds (.15MB)
>      org.eclipse.equinox.util (.02MB)
>
> So my request in sending this email out is to get the opinion of consumers
> (anyone who builds applications on top of Eclipse) and producers (the
> Eclipse platform team, especially the Equinox committers). Do consumers see
> a benefit of having DS in the SDK? Does the greater Eclipse team feel
> comfortable with having DS in the SDK and may use it in the future
> potentially?
>
> And if we reach a consensus, it would be great to see DS included with the
> Eclipse SDK in the 3.5M6 timeframe. If not, at least we had a fun discussion
> :)
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Chris Aniszczyk
>
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