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Lance Colton
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First of all, this promo is probably the most exciting I've seen since I've been on coderanch, OSGi in a very cool topic.

Does the book go into Eclipse RCP development in any way? (or any kind of RCP development built on the OSGi framework) or is it strictly a book relating to building your own modular applications on the OSGi framework? I see an Appendix for Maven on this page does it cover Maven? or how to integrate OSGi application execution into Maven?

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Stuart McCulloch
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Lance Colton wrote:First of all, this promo is probably the most exciting I've seen since I've been on coderanch, OSGi in a very cool topic.

Does the book go into Eclipse RCP development in any way? (or any kind of RCP development built on the OSGi framework) or is it strictly a book relating to building your own modular applications on the OSGi framework? I see an Appendix for Maven on this page does it cover Maven? or how to integrate OSGi application execution into Maven?

Thanks in advance

Unfortunately we didn't have enough space to cover Eclipse RCP, but there are plenty of good RCP books around. However a lot of the concepts and best-practices in the book can be used when building RCP applications and Eclipse plugins. The Maven Appendix covers building applications with the maven-bundle-plugin (we tend to use bnd for examples in the book).
Lance Colton
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Stuart McCulloch wrote:
Unfortunately we didn't have enough space to cover Eclipse RCP, but there are plenty of good RCP books around. However a lot of the concepts and best-practices in the book can be used when building RCP applications and Eclipse plugins. The Maven Appendix covers building applications with the maven-bundle-plugin (we tend to use bnd for examples in the book).


I bought "Eclipse Plugins", which is extremely relevant to Eclipse RCP and a pretty good book.
Why I asked about Maven was I have expirence with ant, and always wanted to find the time to teach myself Maven, so there are Maven build examples inside of "OSGi in Action?"
Stuart McCulloch
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Lance Colton wrote:
Stuart McCulloch wrote:
Unfortunately we didn't have enough space to cover Eclipse RCP, but there are plenty of good RCP books around. However a lot of the concepts and best-practices in the book can be used when building RCP applications and Eclipse plugins. The Maven Appendix covers building applications with the maven-bundle-plugin (we tend to use bnd for examples in the book).


I bought "Eclipse Plugins", which is extremely relevant to Eclipse RCP and a pretty good book.
Why I asked about Maven was I have expirence with ant, and always wanted to find the time to teach myself Maven, so there are Maven build examples inside of "OSGi in Action?"

The Maven Appendix contains examples for building various sorts of OSGi bundles, but it's not a general guide to Maven. If you want to teach yourself Maven from scratch then I can recommend the free books from Sonatype http://www.sonatype.com/books/maven-book/ (disclaimer: I work for Sonatype).
Lance Colton
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Stuart McCulloch wrote:
The Maven Appendix contains examples for building various sorts of OSGi bundles, but it's not a general guide to Maven. If you want to teach yourself Maven from scratch then I can recommend the free books from Sonatype http://www.sonatype.com/books/maven-book/ (disclaimer: I work for Sonatype).


Thanks for the link! I bookmarked it and will email the pdf files to my kindle a bit later, it looks very cool.
 
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