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Lab 2 OSGI Tutorial

After downloading the “Eclipse classic” from Eclipse then proceed with the following steps to create Chat Program with OSGi.

Create the Chat Interface

The first step is to create the Chat Interface which is the Service Provider in the Program. This defines and provides the services available and the requirements and outcomes for those services.

Define the service interface

a) Create a new Plug-in Project
b) Name your Plug-in Project (cs.dps914.osgi.lab.chatinterface) and be sure to select the target platform (OSGi framework: Equinox)
c) Be sure to uncheck the “Generate an activator” option as you will not be needing an activator then go ahead and click finish.

Create the bundle with the interface

a) You must now create three interfaces: IChatClient, IChatSystem and IMessage
Be sure to edit the package name and the Interface Name.
b) Fill the interfaces with the following information:

Chat System
Chat Client

Export the Package

To register our service we must export the package into the interface bundle
a) Select the MANIFEST.MF
b) In the Runtime tab select Add
c) Select the chatinterface package

Implement the Chat Provider

Register the service in the class Activator

a) Create a new Plug-in Project
b) Name your Plug-in Project (cs.dps914.osgi.lab.provider) again be sure to select the target platform correctly
c) This time you can leave the Activator checked as you will need it. (Change the name of the activator to cs.dps914.osgi.lab.provider.ChatActivator)


a) Select the MANIFEST.MF
b) In the Dependencies tab select Add for Required Plug-ins
c) Add cs.dps914.osgilab.chatinterface

Create Java Classes Required

a) Create 2 Java Classes (SimpleMessage and SimpleChatSystem)
b) Make sure the package is defined correctly (cs.dps914.osgi.lab.provider.internals)
c) Fill Java Classes with following Data
           import java.util.Calendar;
           import java.util.Date;
           import cs.dps914.osgi.lab.chatinterface.IMessage;      
           public class SimpleMessage implements IMessage {
           	private String source;
           	private Date time;
           	private String message;
           	public SimpleMessage(String src,String msg) {
           	public void setSource(String src) {
           		if (src!=null) {
           		} else {
           	public String getSource() {
           		return source;
           	public void setTime(Date time) {
           		if (time!=null) {
           		} else {
           	public Date getTime() {
           		return time;
           	public void setMessage(String msg) {
           		if (msg!=null) {
           		} else {
           	public String getMessage() {
           		return message;

           import java.util.ArrayList;
           import cs.dps914.osgi.lab.chatinterface.IChatClient;
           import cs.dps914.osgi.lab.chatinterface.IChatSystem;
           import cs.dps914.osgi.lab.chatinterface.IMessage;
           public class SimpleChatSystem implements IChatSystem {
           	public static ArrayList<IChatClient> clientList=new ArrayList<IChatClient>();
           	public static ArrayList<IMessage> messageList=new ArrayList<IMessage>();
           	public void registerClient(IChatClient client) {
           	public ArrayList<IMessage> appendMessage(String src, String msg) {
           		IMessage newMsg=new SimpleMessage(src,msg);
           		for (IChatClient client:clientList) {
           		return messageList;

Edit to add the following:

import org.osgi.framework.BundleActivator;
import org.osgi.framework.BundleContext;
import cs.dps914.osgi.lab.chatinterface.IChatSystem;
import cs.dps914.osgi.lab.provider.internals.SimpleChatSystem;


public void start(BundleContext bundleContext) throws Exception {
	ChatActivator.context = bundleContext;
	IChatSystem vs=new SimpleChatSystem();

Install and Run the Chat Provider Bundle

a) Right click on MAINFEST.MF of the Provider, and go to Run As then Run Configuration
b) Right click on OSGI Framework and create a new Configuration
c) In Workspace, check the chatinterface bundle and the provider bundle.
d) Deselect Target Platform and click on Add Required Bundles, then check the Only show selected.
e) Make sure "validate bundles automatically..." is selected
f) Click apply


Implement Chat Client

The Chat Client is dependent on the Chat Interface and Provider.

Define the MANIFEST.MF for the service consumer bundle

a) Create a new Plug-in Project
b) Name your Plug-in Project (cs.dps914.osgi.lab.provider) again be sure to select the target platform correctly
c) This time you can leave the Activator checked as you will need it. (Change the name of the activator to cs.dps914.osgi.lab.provider.ClientActivator)

Use the class Activator to find the service

Implement a class where one can consume the service

Install and run the Service Consumer Bundle