Equinox, OSGi and all that ...

Jeff McAffer (Code 9), Thomas Watson (IBM)

Eclipse As A Platform · Birds Of A Feather

Wednesday, 19:30, 1 hour 15 minutes | Grand Ballroom E | Download in iCal Format

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Jeff McAffer

If you have an interest in Equinox or OSGi, this is the BoF for you. Whether you like importing packages or requiring bundles, writing manifests or generating them, running on servers or provisioning systems, drop by and talk about what's new, what's cool, what's missing and how to get involved.

Jeff McAffer leads the Eclipse Equinox OSGi, RCP and Orbit teams and is the founder of Code 9. He is one of the architects of the Eclipse Platform and a co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (Addison-Wesley). Jeff is also a member of the Eclipse Project PMC, the Tools Project PMC, the Eclipse Architecture Council and the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Jeff is currently interested all aspects of Eclipse componentry from designing, developing and building bundles to deploying, installing and ultimately running them. Previous lives include being a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM, work in distributed/parallel OO computing (Server Smalltalk, massively parallel Smalltalk, etc) as well as expert systems, meta-level architectures and a PhD at the University of Tokyo.

Thomas co-leads the Equinox Project at Eclipse. Thomas has 10 years of experience as an IBM software architect and developer, and is currently working for IBM Lotus. Focus is on modularity and OSGi Framework design and development. He is the lead developer for the Equinox OSGi Framework implementation in Eclipse. He is a participant in the OSGi specification process. In particular, he has participated in specifying the modularity features of the OSGi R4 and R4.1 specification. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Texas El Paso.

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