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Thank you very much for the fast responses to my question.

The approach Thomas Watson suggested worked as well as this Solution, but this one fulfills my requirements for transparent service exchanges better, due to the fact that Bundle A does not get down to INSTALLED State for rewiring and so does not lose its state. But this leads to another question:

I have some fields in the old Bundle B, which I want to copy to the new Bundle B* controlled via a Bundle D. But if I assume it the right way, there is no possible way to pass an object instantiated in B containing the fields to B* via D, because B* could not resolve the type of the Object being instantiated in the Classloader of B and therefore not visible for B*. (I get a ClassCast Exception again)

Is there any framework functionality regarding this issue which I may have overlooked?

Regards from Erlangen (Germany),
Thomas Fischer

PS: Again sorry for bothering you again, but I am writing my Master Thesis about OSGi as a dynamic component/service framework and these issues are the last open questions I have, which no one was able to answer, yet.

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Von: equinox-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:equinox-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] Im Auftrag von BJ Hargrave
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 12. April 2007 15:12
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Betreff: Re: [equinox-dev] ServiceListener ignored after Service Replacement

It may be that bundle B* uses a different service interface class object for the service. Bundle A may only have class visibility to the service interface class for bundle B's service.

The framework is required to filter service events based upon class visibility of the receiver. So your bundle A may not receive the event because bundle A does not have class visibility to the service registered by B*.

To test this, change bundle A to use an AllServiceListener. If you get the ServiceEvent for bundle B* but get a ClassCastException when trying to cast the Object to service interface type, then we have confirmed the situation.

To solve this, both bundle B and B* need to use the same package which defines the service interface class. This can be done in several ways. One is to put that package in a 3rd bundle, C. Then A, B and B* import that package. Another way is for B and B* to contain the package and have B and
B* both export AND import that package. Then A will import from B. When B is uninstalled and B* installed, B* will import the package from the old B (without a package refresh, B will remain in the system to satisfy class loads from its exported packages - this is a gross simplification, read the spec for more details). I recommend the first choice, bundle C.

BJ Hargrave
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[equinox-dev] ServiceListener ignored after Service Replacement

maybe this is just a stupid simple question, and I just donât see the 
solution, if thatâs the matter sorry for bothering you.
But here the scenario:
I have 2 bundles A and B, A is using a service exported and registered by 
B.  The Service object used in A is wrapped by a dynamic proxy for 
managing the service object and some synchronization issues. This proxy 
registers a Service listener, using the Context of Bundle A, to react on 
Service changes in B and there is the problem:
If bundle B gets uninstalled everything works fine, the Listener gets 
called on the UNREGISTERING Event, the service object in the proxy is 
freed, but if a new bundle B*, implementing and exporting the service 
exported by former B, is installed, the Listener doesnât get called on the 
REGISTERED Event and so the Proxy cannot do its work and react to the 
again available Service. What do I miss? Is there any special filtering 
done in the equinox implementation?
Thomas Fischer
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