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[ecf-dev] Finding a running instance
- From: Thomas Hallgren <thomas@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 10:19:40 +0200
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Continuing on a thread with the same name on the equinox-dev mailing list...
We are looking for a lightweight mechanism that will allow one running
instance to discover other running instances on the same machine.
Ideally, we would have liked to discover _any_ eclipse instance but
since no such mechanism is provided with Eclipse (yet), we will have to
settle for finding instances where we have presence. From the looks of
it, ECF has what we need to do just that and if any service will make it
into the platform, I think it will be yours.
Our requirements are very modest. We want to find running instances on
the same machine and figure out how they are configured and on what
workspace they are running. We will already include the ECF file
transfer in our configurations.
Question is, what would be the best approach for us? Do we use the
discovery API and the zeroconf implementation? Do we provide our own
very simple implementation? Do we need the remote services API? Perhaps
we could use a shared object?