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Eclipse Rich Client Platform: Designing, Coding, and Packaging Java™ Applications by Jean-Michel Lemieux, Jeff McAffer

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Chapter 26. OSGi Essentials

In Chapter 2, “Eclipse RCP Concepts,” we outlined the basic Eclipse concepts of plug-ins, the Runtime, applications, products, and the extension registry. Further chapters provided additional detail in the context of particular problems or scenarios related to Hyperbola, our omnipresent chat client example. This chapter digs into the OSGi concepts and constructs that underlie the Eclipse Runtime.

You should think of this chapter as reference material and use it as needed. We cover many advanced topics and explain exactly what your application does from start to finish—the kind of information you need when you have problems and are up late at night troubleshooting. Of course, you are free to read through the chapter and ...

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