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Re: [equinox-dev] [prov] ECF discovery of artifact and metadata repos
- From: Jeff McAffer <jeff@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 21:13:28 -0500
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There currently is no support for "known repositories". At least not
that I know of. :-) At various times we talked about priming the repo
list etc in installed configurations but that would likely have been
with "loaded" repos.
Is discovery expensive? For example, if someone clicked an "Add..."
button would it make sense to do the discovery then or is this something
you essentially do in the background periodically or allow the user to
drive a "look for repositories" button?
As you know the schedule for 1.0 is very tight so Susan and others will
have to comment on the feasibility of getting this in. Having said
that, we can always have another route that is less well integrated and
comes from the incubator at the beginning and then gets integrated over
Scott Lewis wrote:
Jeff McAffer wrote:
Unless it has changed since I messed with it, that
FileServerApplication was some hacky attempt at putting an HTTP
server on front of some repos. It may be an ok starting point but
i'd not put too much weight on it. Perhaps we should just have one
thing that exposes a set of repos through HTTP and is optionally
discoverable? Does that make sense?
Sure. Sounds fine. Adding optional discoverability will be easy.
As for hte UI, p2 users, admin or otherwise, likely have no interest
in "discovery". They just want to nkow what repos are available to
be "added" to their system. So, for example, when someone goes to
add a repo, they might have an option of choosing from "known
repos". That way the list of available repos can be supplied through
discovery, static list, dynamic downloaed list, hard coded, ...
I agree. The ECF service discovery view will not make an
appearance...rather the discovered artifact and meta-data repos will
just appear in a 'known repos' UI.
So I suppose the 'known repos' UI has to added...I guess as another
button (and associated shell/dialog) in the add repo dialog? Unless
it's already there and I haven't seen it.
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