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[equinox-dev] Difference in system.packages.extra behaviour between 3.6.2 and 3.7

Hi All,

We're being affected by a difference between Equinox 3.6.2 and 3.7, and can't quite work out whether it's caused by a bug fix, a bug being introduced, or a change in the OSGi spec from 4.2 to 4.3.

Our code has been converted to use OSGi and runs purely on IBM JVMs, and as such has dependencies on several IBM-specific packages of the JRE - for example, com.ibm.CORBA.iiop. To ensure these are exported from the JRE by the system bundle, we have added them to the org.osgi.framework.system.packages.extra property.

We have set osgi.java.profile.bootdelegation=override and org.osgi.framework.bundle.parent=app.

The problem is that at Equinox 3.6.2, our bundle is able to load a class from com.ibm.CORBA.iiop without adding it to the Import-Package statement. However, at 3.7, this is not possible. Instead, an Import-Package statement is required (which makes it tricky to compile in PDE...)

Many thanks for your help,

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