Chapter 27. OSGi

In Chapter 2, “Eclipse RCP Concepts,” we outlined the basic OSGi and Eclipse concepts of plug-ins/bundles, 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 Equinox and Eclipse.

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 pick ...

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