If you want an answer, raising a JIRA issue usually helps. As for why this happens, I'm not using Eclipse RCP myself but I suspect its usage of Spring might be the problem.
I'll keep you posted.
I'm actually changing the version of Spring DM from 1.2.0.M2 to 2.0.0.M1 and Spring from version 2.5.6 to 3.0.2.RELEASE.
Now I have the same problem as SlowStrider and maxost that the xsd-files can't be found during making the application context without setting the start level. But in our productive environment it is not an option to set the start level of individual bundles. So I'm very interesting if there is already an jira issue raised? If so please post the jira number.
until now i did not raised an JIRA issue. Perhaps SlowStrider did, but i can not find anything.
thanks, for your quick reply.
I also haven't found a similar issue on jira, so I will raise one.
For a temporary workaround, does anybody know how I can disable the validation of the xml files during startup?