Interface PluginRegistry

  • All Known Implementing Classes:
    NonManagedPluginRegistry, OSGiPluginRegistry

    public interface PluginRegistry
    Loader and registry of Extensions and Extension Points. The implementation of this interface must have a public constructor taking the ClassLoaderResolver interface as argument. The plugin registry metadata/bundle resolution is ruled by OSGi specification. The following sections of the OSGi 3.0 specification must be fully supported: 3.5.2, 3.5.3, 3.2.4, 3.2.5. The section 3.6.3 is optional. All other OSGi parts not mentioned above are not likely to be supported.

    See for a comparison of some different plugin mechanisms in Java. The one we use is based around Eclipse extensions/extension points.