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The ECF Remote Services bundles are included in the ECF SDK, which can be downloaded or installed via p2 or Eclipse Marketplace.

Installation of ECF

When developing with Eclipse 3.5 or newer, it's possible to use a concept called a target platform. The target platform specifies the set of bundles used to compile and build against within the Eclipse PDE (plugin development environment). The default target platform is Eclipse itself, but the target platform can be set to any desired set of bundles. One way to develop applications that use some or all of ECF is to add the ECF SDK to your target platform. Then you are able to develop against and build using ECF functionality.

The ECF 3.2 Remote Services implementation depends upon some bundles included in the Eclipse 3.6 stream, so you should download and use Eclipse 3.6M5 SDK (or more recent than M5).

You can download Eclipse3.6M5 SDK here or a more recent version from the Eclipse3.6 stream here.

Now, to add the ECF SDK to your target platform in Eclipse 3.6, do the following

  1. Select from Menu: Window->Preferences->Plug-in Development->Target Platform
  2. Choose Add... button
  3. Initialize the Target Definition with Default: Default target for the running platform
  4. Specify Name: ECF 3.2 SDK
  5. Choose Add... button
  6. Select Software Site and Next>
  7. Choose Add... button
  8. In Add Repository dialog
    1. Name: ECF 3.2 SDK
    2. Location:
  9. Choose OK
  10. Open the ECF tree item
  11. Select the Eclipse Communication Framework SDK check box
  12. Unselect Include Required Software. This option should not be selected.
  13. Choose Finish
  14. Select the target platform you just created (i.e. ECF 3.2 SDK)
  15. Choose OK

Your target platform should then be set to your current Eclipse, plus the ECF SDK. Then you can refer to ECF classes in your own bundles/plugins.

OSGi Remote Service Bundles

If the ECF SDK is installed into Eclipse, then the ECF Remote Services bundles are installed, but also a number of Eclipse views and perspectives are made available for use within Eclipse. If you only would like to use the bundles of the OSGi Remote Service implementation, take these:

ECF Bundles (OSGi Remote Service Implementation)

Bundle Description

ECF Distribution Provider Bundles

In a comon use case you should choose only one(!) of these providers.

Bundle Description

ECF Discovery Provider Bundles

In a comon use case you should choose only one(!) of these providers.

Bundle Description

Other Bundles

Bundle Description
ch.ethz.iks.r_osgi.remote Is only required when using org.eclipse.ecf.provider.r_osgi
ch.ethz.iks.slp Is only required when using org.eclipse.ecf.provider.jslp
org.apache.zookeeper Is only required when using org.eclipse.ecf.provider.zookeeper

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