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The component stack
The stack of logical components is depicted below.
The plugin architecture
Typical products in Simantics are running in OSGi environment. Such products are a collection of plugins from Eclipse, Simantics and the application. The plugins are configured using features, which are sets of plugins with dependencies to other features. In addition to Java code typical plugins contain user interface resources and data, in some cases even native simulator executables and associated data files. The plugins can contain two important xml-files used to configure the system. The plugin.xml file configures Eclipse Equinox extensions, which are a generic contribution mechanism inside Eclipse. The adapters.xml file specifies links from semantic resources to Java interfaces. The current solution for adapter declaration and definition is specified in Resource Adaptation.
The current framework plugins are further documented in Plugins.
The documentation for plugin development processes are Development Practices.