Yesterday wasn't a great day for me. I was trying something called Spring-osgi and nothing worked. But I should take it from the beginning or at least a bit earlier.
Spring is a java framework that delivers great features (like Aspect oriented programming) for building java applications. The problem is that Eclipse's plugin structure makes things a little bit more complicated. This is where the Spring-OSGI project enters the scene. The OSGi framework specification forms the basis of the Eclipse Runtime and Spring-osgi is a project for using Spring in an osgi framework. So far so good (in theory). Spring-osgi seems to be a relatively new project and I am not sure that it is mature enough to be a part of Bioclipse 2.
What I tried to get working yesterday was a little mini example Spring service supplied by the Spring osgi project. I failed horribly when it came to running the osgi integration tests.
It would be great to have this in Bioclipse 2 but as things are right now I am not sure it is worth it. We will see what will happend.