The bug 333174 was fixed in 3.0.0, so equinox.common should be able to run just fine.
From Virgo's point of view all needed bundles should be simply put in repository/usr to allow dependency resolving. So if ECF (or some dependent bundle) needs equinox.runtime the users will have to provide it in Virgo's repository. Then all bundles needed by ECF can be described in a plan or we can go for a library.
As for p2 there is a bug 343543 detailing the work there, but Borislav can provide more info on the topic.
Since this thread was initially discussed, much has taken place with
both Virgo and ECF. From ECF's side, we've had two maintenance
releases of the ECF implementation of the Remote Service Admin (chap
122 from OSGi Enterprise spec)...i.e. 3.5.1/Indigo and 3.5.2
(August). We've also acquired the OSGi RSA tck via EF, and run our
implementation through the tck (and made small changes/bug fixes to
verify compliance). As well ECF also now has a remote services
distribution that runs on Felix (and possibly other frameworks...we
don't currently have the resources to do full testing on others).
When we last tried to run ECF's remote services implementation on
Virgo, I recall that there was some issue with not being able to
use/include org.eclipse.equinox.common (there was a bug...see
below). Note that ECF remote services has compile-time dependencies
on org.eclipse.equinox.common but *not* org.eclipse.core.runtime.
Is this likely to still be an issue/problem?
We have seen several community requests on the ecf-dev mailing list
for running ECF's OSGi remote services (and RSA) on Virgo...and
would like to make this as easy as possible for community members.
A second issue: ECF's primary distribution is a p2 repo...and I
think it would be very nice if an Equinox server (with or without
Virgo) could be dynamically updated to add ECF remote services,
Virgo, and/or both using p2 (on a server with p2 installed). Over
the past few months I have not tracked closely Virgo's progress WRT
p2 integration...is there a specific bug/enhancement tracking that
Virgo work? Thanksinadvance for that.
On 12/29/2010 12:09 PM, Hristo Iliev wrote:
Peter already found us  :) I'm not sure if he managed to deal
with Virgo and equinox common - no answer from him, but if he or
someone else needs assistance we are here (forums+mailing list).
Virgo does not include remoteserviceadmin in its kernel or web
distributions, but I guess you can try running it on top and share
the results. The topic sounds interesting.
Virgo has no problems resolving or deploying the
equinox.common bundle. These operations are working as
As you perhaps already saw  the bundle has lazy
activation policy which causes confusion since its
status is reported as LAZY. This status appears to be
(thanks to Glyn for the explanation) a subset of
STARTING. According to the specification this is the
expected behavior until the bundle is activated by class
The issue for which I created bug 333174 is that removal of
the equinox.common bundle triggers a stop, which fails
(as expected) if the bundle did not reach STARTED. There
is no real problem here since the removal is ok as well.
So in short - no tricks should be needed to have
equinox.common (or ECF) running with Virgo. Of course if
you have some questions or issues running ECF in Virgo
please come back to us - we'll be glad to help :)
I guess I still don't understand (since I haven't
experienced it myself), why folks like Peter  are having
trouble with getting ECF+equinox common running on Virgo.
Do you think it's likely some consequence of 333147? Should
I direct Peter and other folks over to this mailing list for
assistance on these issues?
BTW...I'm finishing up the ECF impl of the OSGi Remote
Service Admin spec and am keen on using it on Virgo also.
Does Virgo currently distribute the OSGi remote service
admin classes? (i.e.
I work on the ECF project . We have an
implementation of OSGi 4.2 remote services , and
we're now finishing up an implementation of the OSGi
4.2 remote services admin spec  for release in
late Feb 2011.
Recently, we've had several folks in our consumer
community (e.g. ) that have asked about using ECF
remote services along with Virgo. As far as I/we
can tell, this should be eminently doable, as Neil
Bartlett has successfully run ECF remote services
(along with dependencies) on Felix .
However, some reports from users (e.g. ) have
been that the Virgo runtime does not resolve the
org.eclipse.equinox.common bundle. We have some
dependencies on classes that are exposed by
equinox.common (as well as some other equinox
APIs...like jobs API...and concurrent API...and
extension registry), but these can/should/do run
just fine inside of other OSGi frameworks.
Is there some 'trick' to running equinox.common and
some other equinox pieces in Virgo that we can
notify our/your users about? It would be quite nice
for both our user communities if the ECF remote
services and remote services admin were to run
easily inside of Virgo...and it seems to me this
should be doable. But perhaps I'm missing