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When OSGiAndNetBeans became friends in 6.9, we dropped one thing - rewrite of Mylyn to really use OSGi. It is time to fix this for NetBeans 7.1. Tracked as Issue 198248


The Vision

Let's start to reuse work done by other IDEs and published as OSGi.


OSGi bundles will be regular "wrapper" projects (just no wrapper JAR will be generated, only config/Modules/*.xml and update_tracking/*.xml). They will be allowed to reside in any cluster (not platform, for now). Tracked as Issue 197842.


Mylyn requires Equinox, thus we will put NetBinox into the same cluster (probably ide) as well. NetBinox will be built from sources and part of NetBeans Hg repository.

The Tasks

  • Avoid performance degradation of the NetBeans IDE caused by additional (OSGi) module system - Netbinox is the fastest OSGi container now! Just verify.
  • TODO, 2days: Mylyn needs org.eclipse.core.runtime.compatibility.auth when storing authentication credentials. The question is if we should let it the way it is or look for a unified solution with Issue 173413 for the NetBeans IDE.
    • should be possible to make Keyring API bridge: create new source project which generates an OSGi bundle depending on org.netbeans.modules.keyring and org.eclipse.core.runtime.compatibility.auth, registering an impl of the right extension point
  • TODO: Modify API support to recognize the new cluster and its binaries and properly assemble classpath
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