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[equinox-dev] Re-starting Equinox programmatically

Hi,

I am looking for a way to re-start the Equinox framework after it has been started and stopped successfully.

In an initial attempt, I use the ServiceLoader to get the EquinoxFactory and produce an Equinox instance. First start works fine.
While this is all available from the standard spec, what makes my question specific to Equinox is the fact that I configure an AdapterHook in the launch properties.

Now, when I stop the instance and re-create it using the factory, the Equinox Framework throws a ClassCastException during initialization of the AdapterHooks as my private hook comes from a different class loader.
During debugging I found that Equinox switched the class loader on the second attempt, because the static FrameworkProperties class has already created the properties and therefore switched the class loader.

How it this supposed to work? How can you use the OSGi launch spec and restart Equinox programmatically?

Thanks,

  Tim.