OSGi™ Core
Release 6

Interface FrameworkFactory

public interface FrameworkFactory

A factory for creating Framework instances.

A framework implementation jar must contain the following resource:

This UTF-8 encoded resource must contain the name of the framework implementation's FrameworkFactory implementation class. Space and tab characters, including blank lines, in the resource must be ignored. The number sign ('#' \u0023) and all characters following it on each line are a comment and must be ignored.

Launchers can find the name of the FrameworkFactory implementation class in the resource and then load and construct a FrameworkFactory object for the framework implementation. The FrameworkFactory implementation class must have a public, no-argument constructor. Java™ SE 6 introduced the ServiceLoader class which can create a FrameworkFactory instance from the resource.


Method Summary
 Framework newFramework(Map<String,String> configuration)
          Create a new Framework instance.

Method Detail


Framework newFramework(Map<String,String> configuration)
Create a new Framework instance.

configuration - The framework properties to configure the new framework instance. If framework properties are not provided by the configuration argument, the created framework instance must use some reasonable default configuration appropriate for the current VM. For example, the system packages for the current execution environment should be properly exported. The specified configuration argument may be null. The created framework instance must copy any information needed from the specified configuration argument since the configuration argument can be changed after the framework instance has been created.
A new, configured Framework instance. The framework instance must be in the Bundle.INSTALLED state.
SecurityException - If the caller does not have AllPermission, and the Java Runtime Environment supports permissions.

OSGi™ Core
Release 6

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