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From Yannick Menager <ymenager...@fastmail.fm>
Subject Re: [FYI] Eclipse moving to OSGi
Date Tue, 02 Dec 2003 15:22:19 GMT
I second that... that's my main grief about merlin, and the reason I 
started work on service registry.

>>And OSGi "bundle" (that's the term for the deployment unit) 
>>can provide 
>>several services: a "BundleActivator" class inside the bundle 
>>registers 
>>the provided services (there can be several) when the bundle 
>>is loaded. 
>>Registering a service consists in registering an instance of 
>>the service 
>>interface with additionnal properties that describe the service. The 
>>lookup mechanism then allows to select a particular implementation of 
>>the service depending on property values, by using a simple LDAP-like 
>>query language.
>>
> 
> 
> Hmm, I like this. This is something that is still missing from Avalon
> IMHO: richer service lookup semantics. I've had several instances where
> I needed this.
> 
> Unico


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