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Equinox Resource Monitoring Demo

Demo - in SDK


  • Install the server zip file into an Eclipse SDK (tested with build I0228-0930).
  • Note you can set port and protocol via System properties (but we won't).
  • Start the SDK.
    • The server will start automatically.
  • Create resources in the workspace.
    • File -> Import -> Plug-ins and Fragments -> Import As Projects with source folders
    • Type org.eclipse.equinox.* in the filter to get all the Equinox projects selected and choose Add
    • Finish.
    • Note: The Equinox projects appear in the workspace
  • Look at a preference value.
    • Window -> Preferences -> General -> Workspace -> Build Automatically
    • Note: the auto-build preference is set to be true.
    • Close the Preferences window.


  • Install the client zip file into an Eclipse SDK (tested with build I0228-0930).
  • Start the SDK.
  • Window -> Open Perspective -> Other -> JMX Resource Management
  • JMX Server -> Open Connection
  • Choose proper host, port and protocol. (default is localhost, 8118, and rmi)
  • OK.


  • expand Bundles
    • note these are all the bundles that are installed on the server
  • expand org.eclipse.equinoix.registry
    • note that the imported packages and required bundles are listed as well as the services
    • expand the imported packages to show what it requires
    • expand the required bundles to show what it requires
      • expand org.eclipse.equinox.common to show it is recursive
    • expand Services
      • note the 3 different icons for providing, using, and both

Extension Registry

  • all the extension points are listed
  • future work: add extensions, namespaces, better grouping, and more methods
  • navigate to the runtime.applications extension point and see the server application and ide application
  • Note: can we hook in Tom's demos here? click on an extension and start it remotely?


  • Expand Preferences -> instance -> org.eclipse.core.resources
  • select node
  • select operation Put
  • In Invocation view, make the key "description.autobuilding" and the value "false"
  • Invoke
  • Window -> Preferences -> General -> Workspace
  • Note that the Build Automatically preference is now unchecked


  • expand org.eclipse.core.runtime.IExtensionRegistry
  • expand Bundles and see who is importing the service, exporting the service, and both


  • expand Sleak
  • TODO why don't these numbers look right??


  • expand VM Stats
  • look at all the VM info

Workspace Resources

  • see the 6 equinox projects in the workspace.
  • select the launcher fragment
  • in the operations part of the form, select delete
  • make the navigator from the server instance visible to the user
  • in the invocation view hit Delete
  • note that the resource was deleted from the server

Demo - standalone application

  • unzip exported product
  • set up ppro VM
  • start the server

End-to-End demo

  • get the osgi.jar from the latest build
  • start OSGi: java -jar osgi.jar -console
  • install the file installer jar
  • drop in the server bundles