OSGi Frameworks

Identifier:
org.eclipse.pde.ui.osgiFrameworks

Since:
3.3

This extension point was moved from org.eclipse.pde.ui to org.eclipse.pde.launching in 3.6. However, its qualified name and visibility remains the same.

Description:

This extension point is used to register new OSGi frameworks. Each framework is associated with a launcher delegate that is called when the OSGi framework is selected in the OSGi Framework launch configuration.

Registered OSGi frameworks appear on the Plug-in Development > OSGi frameworks preference page, where a default framework can be set.

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension (framework+)>

<!ATTLIST extension

point CDATA #REQUIRED

id    CDATA #IMPLIED

name  CDATA #IMPLIED>


<!ELEMENT framework EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST framework

id               CDATA #REQUIRED

name             CDATA #REQUIRED

launcherDelegate CDATA #REQUIRED

initializer      CDATA #IMPLIED>


Examples:

The following is an example of the extension point:


   <extension
         point="org.eclipse.pde.launching.osgiFrameworks">
      <framework
            launcherDelegate="org.eclipse.pde.launcher.EquinoxLaunchConfiguration"
            id="org.eclipse.pde.ui.EquinoxFramework"
            name="%Equinox.shortcut.label" 
            initializer="org.eclipse.pde.internal.launcher.EquinoxInitializer"/>
   </extension>

API Information:

The value of the attribute launcherDelegate must be a fully qualified name of a Java class that extends org.eclipse.pde.launcher.AbstractPDELaunchConfiguration. If the launcher is to provide its own source lookup order, then the method setDefaultSourceLocator should be overridden.

The value of the attribute initializer must be a fully qualified name of a Java class that extends org.eclipse.launcher.OSGiLaunchConfigurationInitializer.

Supplied Implementation:

PDE supplies the Equinox OSGi Framework extension to launch Equinox frameworks.


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