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Re: [tycho-user] How compatible is Tycho with OSGi

The packaging type eclipse-xxx can be used for plain OSGI bundle (ie no plugin.xml is mandatory). The term comes because Tycho reuses build info from the PDE.
However, if you use Tycho to build OSGI, you are facing restrictions:
  • use P2 as a distribution
  • testing is restricted to Equinox

On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 8:35 AM, Sasidharan Nirmal (CDG-SMT/ESM1) <Nirmal.Sasidharan@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I am planning to use Tycho to build and start an OSGi application. It was extremely easy to do this with Tycho compared to PaxRunner. However I am wondering if Tycho is leaving some "eclipseness" in my application, which I do not want (I am a friend of Eclipse, I just need a plain OSGi application in this case :) ). Why are Tycho packaging types are called "eclipse_xxx". Is it just historic? How far is Tycho ideal for OSGi? Could I get into problems later?

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