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  • Maven Eclipse Plugin generate manifest and enable PDE nature
    • Need a install plugins in eclipse workbench goal, installing the plugins as folders or jars
  • Apache Felix OSGi plugin can create an OSGi bundle, packaging dependencies, generating manifest,...
    • It always packages the dependencies, it'd need to allow setting Require-Bundle and not package some of them. If using provided scoped dependencies the transitive dependency part doesn't work. Right now it uses Import-Packages instead of Require-Bundle.Need a way to package some of the plugins as folders and not jars
    • would need to generate manifest and copy dependencies in working folder so PDE graphic tools can use the,

An OSGi bundle can be easily created with the Felix OSGi plugin. Integration between Maven and PDE is other story.