Equinox (OSGi)

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Developer(s)Free and open source software community
Stable release
4.21 / September 6, 2021; 16 months ago (2021-09-06)[1]
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeOSGi Service Platform
LicenseEclipse Public License

In computing, Equinox is a sub-project of the Eclipse project that provides a certified implementation of the OSGi R4.x core framework specification.[2] It is a module runtime that allows developers to implement an application as a set of "bundles" using the common services infrastructure.

Equinox began as a project to replace the original Eclipse plug-in runtime in version 3.0 of Eclipse.[3] It was further developed to meet the needs of the Eclipse community. The adaptations were made into the OSGi specification process, with many being incorporated in the R4 release of the OSGi framework specification. Since then, Equinox has been the reference implementation for the OSGi framework specification.[4]

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  1. ^ "Equinox Release Build: 4.21". Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "OSGi Alliance Certified Products". OSGi Alliance Site. Archived from the original on 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2008-10-03.
  3. ^ Gruber, O.; Hargrave, B. J.; McAffer, J.; Rapicault, P.; Watson, T. (2005). "The Eclipse 3.0 platform: Adopting OSGi technology". IBM Systems Journal. 44 (2): 289–299. doi:10.1147/sj.442.0289. ISSN 0018-8670.
  4. ^ McAffer, Jeff; VanderLei, Paul; Archer, Simon (2010). OSGi and Equinox : creating highly modular Java systems. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley Professional. ISBN 0-321-58571-2.

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