ECF free download – ECF SDK for Eclipse

Install via p2 repository

For a detailed step-by-step description of how to install OSGi Remote Services into Eclipse see Installing Into Eclipse. For a step-by-step description of how to add OSGi Remote Services into your Target Platform see Add to Target Platform.


    • In Eclipse, choose Help -> Install New Software…
    • Click on the Add button on the right.
    • Type in a Name in the textbox. For example: ECF 3.14.14.
    • Paste the following URL into the Location field.

    • Click OK.
    • Select the first two check boxes for install into Eclipse..i.e. ECF Remote Services/Remote Service Admin SDK and the ECF SDK for Eclipse. To explain: The ECF repository has four top-level items for install:
      1. ECF Core Features
      2. ECF Core Source Features
      3. ECF Remote Services SDK
      4. ECF SDK for Eclipse
      5. Other ECF Features


  • The first two (ECF Core Features and ECF Core Source Features) are already installed in Eclipse and so do not have to be installed. If they are selected, then they will update the existing Core feature.
  • Select both of ECF Remote Services SDK and ECF SDK for Eclipse and then follow through the remaining dialogs to complete the installation.

Install via Maven

ECF Remote Services/RSA is now available via Maven Central. The group id is org.eclipse.ecf. There are also now Karaf Features based upon Maven.

Installing with Bndtools

ECF provides a bndtools workspace template, along with a number of project and bndrun templates. See Bndtools support for Remote Services Development for instructions.

Install via Zip

  • The ECF SDK zip contains all ECF plugins from the Eclipse Foundation, as well as source code. The zip is a p2 update site. When you unzip it, you will have a local p2 update site and can then add an update site using the ‘local’
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