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Revision as of 10:53, 4 September 2008

It looks like this work graduated from the incubator. The Team Project Sets are out of date.


The Declarative Services (or "DS") specification is one of the newest parts of OSGi, it uses a XML file to encapsulate all service registration code. This proposed application is about to develop an OSGi Declarative Service Tooling to improve development productivity. An UI based tool will let you focus on the application logic of your code.

My vision is to encourage new developers to use OSGi technology (specifically Declarative Service). As a new functionality, an Editor will help to create and maintain all component registration code easier. This feature is very important for component reuse developers, who will concentrate on their services, instead of OSGi Framework code. Moreover, implementation of such add-in will increase the OSGi popularity due to a simplification on OSGi component development.



  • Chris Aniszczyk (Mentor)
  • Rafael Oliveira Nóbrega


  • org.eclipse.pde.ds.core
  • org.eclipse.pde.ds.ui
  • org.eclipse.pde.ds.tests


Progress.gif Work in progress

Ok green.gif Feature added


  • Provide a Text Model for DS Files Ok green.gif
  • Provide a UI Editor for the Text Model Ok green.gif
  • Develop a Wizard for DS Files Ok green.gif
  • Develop a code completion assistance for DS Source Page Ok green.gif
  • Develop a pop-up when hovering over xml elements and attributes
  • Create an error reporter for DS Files Ok green.gif
  • Create Javadoc for classes and interfaces Ok green.gif
  • Create unit tests Ok green.gif
  • Create a DS Simplified Page Progress.gif


Project Set File for PDE DS

Getting Started with OSGi: Declarative Services and Dependencies

Declarative Services API

Community Proposals

Feel free to add your comments and ideas.

Getting the source

Here is the team project set to get PDE.DS source code.