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Getting Started with Eclipse Juno by Vinicius H. S. Durelli, Rafael Medeiros Teixeira, Rodrigo Fraxino Araujo

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The Eclipse Rich Client Platform

Now that we know what a rich client platform is, let's see in more detail what features the Eclipse RCP provides.

OSGi framework implementation

Eclipse RCP provides Equinox, an implementation of the OSGi framework. The OSGi framework, according to its specification document, provides a general-purpose, secure, managed Java framework that supports the deployment of extensible and downloadable applications known as bundles. Equinox provides to your client application all the infrastructure it needs to be a modularized application that can easily ship and orchestrate pieces of software from various origins.

The functionalities that the OSGi framework specification provides can be divided into different layers. Let's ...

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