I am very happy to announce that the first prototype of Equinox
is available in the Equinox CVS. It shows a fully dynamic Eclipse
from bottom to top. It is still incomplete, but it demonstrates an
architecture and design. It is based on Eclipse RC3. The approach
taken is to have a plugin registry above an OSGi layer.
This prototype comes from IBM Research. It is the results from the
work of Olivier Gruber and Woody Huang, both researcher at
IBM T.J. Research Center, near New York City, in the United States.
Please go to the Equinox web page (www.eclipse.org/equinox)
to read more about it, including a HowTo to get started.
Have fun and let us know what you think!
Olivier Gruber, Ph.D.
Persistent & Distributed Object Platforms and Frameworks
IBM TJ Watson Research Center