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From Christopher Brind <bri...@brindy.org.uk>
Subject Re: Make Pivot JARs OSGi-compliant
Date Wed, 15 Jul 2009 11:14:03 GMT
For those who are interested the constraints that Niclas mentioned is in
section 3.6.4 but that whole section is a really interesting read.

I never realised how much the Eclipse editor has dumbed down what can be
(should be?) put in the manifest!  I will definitely be getting to grips
with this stuff for future bundle work.



2009/7/15 Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org>

> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 6:06 PM, Christopher Brind<brindy@brindy.org.uk>
> wrote:
> > Hi Niclas,
> >
> > Just to be clear - I wasn't advocating using the PDE toolchain, I was
> > talking about using the manifest editor only but concur with your
> comments
> > about Bnd... and everything else. :)
> >
> > I've not used Bnd because I work in Eclipse and don't like to replicate
> the
> > meta information in multiple places.  Eclipse's approach to bundle
> > development is to store the meta information in a manifest file - which
> kind
> > of makes sense to me!  So I can't see the pointing in maintaining that
> meta
> > information in a format for Bnd as well.
> One point; AFAIK, PDE doesn't generate the content that is needed for
> the Manifest file. You have to manually enter things. Versions have a
> tendency to be forgotten, and "uses" are so hard to figure out, that I
> have not seen any PDE user put it in. And without the "uses"
> directives, an accurate class space can not be created. Examples are
> listed in chapter 3 of the OSGi spec under 'constraints' somewhere.
> Cheers
> --
> Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
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