Thank you very much. I’ll start
checking it out tomorrow…
John Wells (Aziz)
equinox-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:equinox-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jennifer Fogell
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005
To: Equinox development mailing
Subject: [equinox-dev] Eight OSGi
Services checked in
Looks like Santa is coming a little early this year :-)
following eight OSGi services have been checked in and are now available on
Eclipse CVS HEAD. The services are described below:
· LogService: provides a
general-purpose message logger for the OSGi environment.
· HttpService: provides an
embedded HTTP server that is capable of serving HTML and Java servlets.
· Device Access: provides automatic
detection of attached and detached hardware devices and can automatically
download and start appropriate device drivers. (org,eclipse.equinox.device)
· Metatype: defines
interfaces that allow bundle developers to describe attribute types in a
computer readable form using so-called metadata. It allows services to
specify the type of information of data that they can use as arguments.
· User Admin: provides support for
users, groups, and limited authentication functionality.
· Wire Admin: an
administrative service that is used to control a wiring topology in the OSGi
Service Platform. It is intended to be used by user interfaces or management
programs that control the wiring of services in an OSGi Service Platform.
· Declarative Services: simplifies the
task of authoring OSGi services by performing the work of registering the
service and handling service dependencies. This minimizes the amount of code a
programmer has to write; it also allows service components to be loaded only
when they are needed. (org.eclipse.equinox.ds)
· Event Admin: provides an
inter-bundle communication mechanism. It is based on a event publish and
subscribe model, popular in many message-based systems
a wrapper to the Eclipse Preferences service has been checked in that provides
support for the OSGi Preferences Service (org.eclipse.equinox.preferences). The
OSGi Preferences Service
provides a persistent data store for OSGi bundles.
Note, the Wire Admin Service is not yet
complete. The rest of the services pass all tests.
Santa's Little Helper,
OSGi Extensions Lead
IBM Device Software Development
Ext 838-9246 T/L 678-9246