OpenHAB coming to Eclipse as Eclipse SmartHome

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 31, 2013

Yesterday at EclipseCon, Kai Kreuzer gave a presentation of Eclipse SmartHome (nee OpenHAB), which is a server component for integrating in smart appliances and controlling them with a central Java service, built on top of OSGi and Eclipse Equinox. Read on to find out more about what it does and how it works.

Bundle.update: Towards the Next OSGi Release

by Alex Blewitt on  Sep 28, 2010 2

It's been a long time since the last Bundle.update was posted, and there have been a lot of OSGi-centric updates since then. OSGi 4.2 has been released, with Equinox 3.6, Felix 3.0 and Knopflerfish 3.0 all providing support for the new platform. Recently, there have been some glimpses of the next version of OSGi, as well as increased enterprise support. Read on to find out what's been happening.

OSGi: The Next Release

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 17, 2009 2

Peter Kriens, technical director of the OSGi alliance, gave a presentation on the upcoming OSGi 4.2 release at the UK OSGi Users Group. The event was recorded, and the video is now available. OSGi 4.2 is expected to be released to the public by the end of August 2009 and includes a number of new features.

Eclipse Ganymede: An in-depth look at Equinox p2 (Provisioning Platform)

by Ryan Slobojan on  Jun 17, 2008 1

As part of the upcoming Eclipse Ganymede release which is scheduled for June 25th, InfoQ will cover a series of Eclipse subprojects. Today, the subproject is Equinox p2 (Provisioning Platform), which is a framework for provisioning Eclipse-based applications. InfoQ spoke with Jeff McAffer and Pascal Rapicault to learn more about p2 and what it provides.

Industry Use of OSGi Continues to Increase

by Scott Delap on  Aug 10, 2006 7

OSGi is specification of a Java-based framework targeted for use by systems that require long running times, dynamic updates, and minimal disruptions to the running environment. The Eclipse Equinox provides one of many available implementations. Numerous server and desktop applications are also starting to make use of OSGi.