The Lotus® Expeditor Toolkit provides the tools necessary to create and test OSGi plug-ins, Web Applications, Web Services client and providers, and Portlet applications for use on the Lotus Expeditor platform.
Lotus Expeditor is built on Eclipse, which is built on top of the OSGi framework. For this release, Eclipse plug-ins run as OSGi plug-ins. The Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) provided with Eclipse provides many features that are useful in the development of OSGi plug-ins. The Lotus Expeditor Toolkit is built upon the solid base provided by the Eclipse PDE.
Lotus Expeditor Toolkit allows developers to focus on the creation of plug-ins, without requiring them to become OSGi plug-in internals experts. In its simplest form, the toolkit is designed for the developer who wants to develop and store ten or twenty plug-ins with automated assistance purely within the Eclipse environment.
Using the Lotus Expeditor Toolkit, developers build applications and services as "plug-ins" that run on Lotus Expeditor runtime. A plug-in may be packaged as a JAR file with information in the manifest file that provides information to the Lotus Expeditor Toolkit about the plug-in, such as the services and packages the plug-in imports and/or exports. A plug-in may also be packaged in a plug-in structure. For more information, see Packaging and deploying applications
Parent topic: Getting started with the Lotus Expeditor Toolkit: XPD622