One of the things I like about eclipse is the use of OSGi container technology. Apache Felix has now migrated to a top level project. Any chance of IDEA supporting it (as a run configuration for example) ? Thanks.
So far we haven't received many requests for this functionality, but we're definitely open to the possibility of supporting OSGi in a future release. Could you please describe in some more detail what features you would like to see?
For starters, I would like to be able to start an OSGi runtime (of my choice) and corral together a bunch of OSGi bundles to run from myriad repositories. Currently in Eclipse, you can only specify bundles local to your machine. So a definite WOW factor to one-up eclipse, would be the ability to specify bundles on remote repositories (maven repos, ftp sites etc..). That would be awesome.