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Plans to support OSGi ?

Pho Tek
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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.

Pho
Dmitry Jemerov
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Hello Pho,

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?


Dmitry Jemerov<br />Development Lead<br />JetBrains, Inc.<br /><a href="http://www.jetbrains.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.jetbrains.com/</a><br />"Develop with Pleasure"
Pho Tek
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Dmitry,

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.

Will post more while I ponder on your question.

Regards,

Pho
Dmitry Jemerov
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Hello Pho,

Feel free to leave further comments at our JIRA issue for this feature:
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEABKL-5074
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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