I am preparing a few talks about dynamic OSGi applications. To get my hands dirty I started a little demo project to showcase different scenarios. That SWT works very well with OSGi is obvious, since Eclipse RCP is based on OSGi. But there are not many Swing based OSGi applications out there. That’s why I started playing around with the dynamic creation and deletion of Swing GUI.
The demo application shows how to use OSGi Declarative Services (DS) and Spring Dynamic Modules (Spring DM) together with Swing UI (and the Swing Application Framework, JSR 296). The goal of this project is to share best practices when it comes to dynamic OSGi-based applications.
The project home page is http://max-server.myftp.org/trac/pm. There you find a bit of documentation and how to get the sources from svn. The current implementation works well with Equinox, I haven’t tried out other OSGi implementations yet.
I would appreciate if OSGi experts take a look at the source code and help me improving the code base. Here is a screen shot: