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Re: [Subclipse-dev] Submitting Subclipse as project to Eclipse.org

From: Thomas Hallgren <thomas_at_tada.se>
Date: 2006-07-06 11:49:41 CEST

Brock Janiczak wrote:
> Eclipse already uses natives for things other than SWT, for instance the
> filesystem plugin.

The filesystem platform native plugin is optional and only needed when you want automatic
workspace refresh (since Java has no API for file system events ... yet). I assure you, we
really do create platform agnostic distributions based on Eclipse.

> The short answer is: "very hard". You would need to support the SVN
> working copy format (not so hard) as well as the FSFS repository type
> (really hard). Maintenance would be a major issue. The Subversion team
> does a great job of adding new features, which is great for users, but
> not so great if you have to maintain your own client implementation.

OK, my mistake then. I though the JavaHL and JavaSVN where API's on top of a protocol only
and that only the server side was concerned with FSFS. Just out of curiosity, why is the
client concerned with that?

Regards,
Thomas Hallgren

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