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Re: [ecf-dev] Getting started with ECF
- From: Scott Lewis <slewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:45:32 -0700
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On 3/31/2011 11:20 AM, ronen hamias wrote:
i am having trouble to get started with ecf in terms of setting my
development envitoment correctly
iso far i had alot of problems and exceptions thrown when starting the
my guess i am missing dependencies or i didnt downlod the correct
my goal is to be able to learn ECF capabilities and in the future even
contribute to the project
what is the correct profile/pre requisits for testing ECF?
The ECF download page  indicates that ECF 3.5 requires Eclipse Helios
SDK (3.6.X) or Eclipse Indigo SDK (3.7.X). You can get Eclipse Helios
or Eclipse Indigo here .
what is the correct profile/pre requisits for developing ECF?
Same as above...i.e. Eclipse Helios or Eclipse Indigo....the SDK of
whatever version is best...because it includes most of the relevant
tooling, plus the Eclipse/Equinox source code (which can be useful).
In addition, since ECF now uses git for our repository , it's
necessary to use *some* git client...to retrieve and possibly change/add
to the latest ECF source. The eGit client is popular (because it runs
in Eclipse) , but since it is not included in the Eclipse SDK you
need to install it into Eclipse SDK yourself. See  for the
instructions for installing/using eGit.
You can also use other git clients if you wish (e.g. git command line
clients, etc)...but of course if you do so you have to keep your local
Eclipse workspace in sync with the local repo manually.
is there any step by step guide somewhere?
No...not one that includes installing Eclipse, eGit, etc. If you want
to produce one...once you've identified the steps that will help
you...that would be a great contribution to ECF (i.e. by creating/adding
a page to the ECF wiki ).
However....we do now have several pages describing the
download/install/examples app usage for ECF's impl of OSGi remote
services (which is one part of ECF...not all of it, but one significant
part). Those docs are here  (as indicated by Pierre's recent email
As of ECF 3.5, much of ECF can/could run on Felix (another OSGi
framework impl), rather than only Equinox (which is an the OSGi
framework impl that comes *with* Eclipse). Actually, I believe ECF
remote services development can/could probably be done by other
IDEs/tooling (e.g. Idea...and/or Netbeans), but I haven't even tried
this yet, so I can't explain the process for doing so.