ECF Conference Call 2.05.2008
Separation of Preferences from Discovery UI
Thinking about it, I believe it makes sense to decouple the preference UI from the discovery API via the OSGi configuration manager (CM) service. That way consumers can still benefit from the configuration capability of discovery even if they choose to use a pure OSGi runtime.
In we decide to take this route, we can split the work into creating the CM service for org.eclipse.ecf.provider.discovery and into creating a preference page that bases on CM services (with metatype it could be fairly generic).