ECF 3.14.3 Now Available (10/4/2018)
ECF 3.14.3 requires Eclipse Neon, Photon, or Apache Karaf 4.2+ with Java 8. See here to get
appropriate version of Eclipse and here for the appropriate version of Karaf.
See New and Noteworthy for details of the contents of this release.
See ECF Wiki and/or the ecf dev at eclipse.org mailing list for further information about plans and ongoing project activities.
Install via Apache Karaf
Install via p2 repository
For a detailed step-by-step description of how to install OSGi Remote Services into Eclipse
see Installing Into Eclipse. For a
step-by-step description of how to add OSGi Remote Services into your Target Platform see
Add to Target Platform.
- In Eclipse, choose Help -> Install New Software...
- Click on the Add button on the right.
- Type in a Name in the textbox. For example, type: ECF 3.14.3.
- Paste the following URL into the Location field.
- Click OK.
- Select the first two check boxes for install into Eclipse..i.e.
ECF Remote Services/Remote Service Admin SDK and the ECF SDK for Eclipse.
To explain: The ECF repository has four top-level items for install:
- ECF Core Features
- ECF Core Source Features
- ECF Remote Services SDK
- ECF SDK for Eclipse
- Other ECF Features
The first two (ECF Core Features and ECF Core Source Features) are already installed in Eclipse and so do
not have to be installed. If they are selected, then they will update the existing Core feature.
Select both of ECF Remote Services SDK and ECF SDK for Eclipse and then follow through the remaining dialogs to complete the installation.
Install via Maven
ECF Remote Services/RSA is now available via Maven Central. The group id is org.eclipse.ecf.
There are also now Karaf Features based upon Maven.
Installing with Bndtools
ECF provides a bndtools workspace template, along with a number of project and bndrun templates.
support for Remote Services Development for instructions.
Install via Zip
The ECF SDK zip contains all ECF plugins from the Eclipse Foundation, as well as source code.
The zip is a p2 update site. When you unzip it, you will have a local p2 update site and can
then add an update site using the 'local'
ECF Snapshot Builds
- Snapshot are the latest untested or lightly tested builds.
ECF Source Code
For access to Eclipse Foundation ECF source code, see our Eclipse Foundation git repostiory
For access to ECF Extras source code, see our github repository
The ECF JIPP Instance can be accessed to see the state of the build
ECF Github Repositories
ECF has a Github organization with many repositories, including those
for OSGi Remote Management,
the following distribution providers:
along with an extension to the r-OSGi provider to use Websockets
a Java-only (no Bundle layer) Service Registry...optionally with ECF Remote Services/RSA
some example Raspberry Pi
projects, and an example client OSGi Remote Service built on the public Geonames REST/JSON API
ECF Build Types
See the ECF Hipp Builder for the available ECF builds.