Class RepositoryProviderType

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public abstract class RepositoryProviderType extends PlatformObject
This class represents things you can ask/do with a type of provider. This is in the absence of a project, as opposed to RepositoryProvider which requires a concrete project in order to be instantiated.

A repository provider type class is associated with it's provider ID along with it's corresponding repository provider class. To add a repository provider type and have it registered with the platform, a client must minimally:

  1. extend RepositoryProviderType
  2. add the typeClass field to the repository extension in plugin.xml. Here is an example extension point definition:
    <extension point="">

Once a repository provider type is registered with Team, then you can access the singleton instance of the class by invoking RepositoryProviderType.getProviderType().

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  • Constructor Details

    • RepositoryProviderType

      public RepositoryProviderType()
  • Method Details

    • getProviderType

      public static RepositoryProviderType getProviderType(String id)
      Return the RepositoryProviderType for the given provider ID.
      id - the ID of the provider
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    • getTypeForScheme

      public static RepositoryProviderType getTypeForScheme(String scheme)
      Return the repository type for the given file system scheme or null if there isn't one. The scheme corresponds to the scheme used for the org.eclipse.core.filesystem.filesystems extension point.
      scheme - the file system scheme
      the repository type for the given file system scheme or null
    • getID

      public final String getID()
      Answer the id of this provider type. The id will be the repository provider type's id as defined in the provider plugin's plugin.xml.
      the id of this provider type
    • getProjectSetCapability

      public ProjectSetCapability getProjectSetCapability()
      Answers an object for serializing and deserializing of references to projects. Given a project, it can produce a UTF-8 encoded String which can be stored in a file. Given this String, it can load a project into the workspace. It also provides a mechanism by which repository providers can be notified when a project set is created and exported. If the provider doesn't wish to provide this feature, return null.

      Subclasses should override this method to return the appropriate serializer for the associated repository type. It is recommended that serializers not have any references to UI classes so that they can be used in a headless environment.

      At this time, the default implementation wrappers the IProjectSetSerializer interface if one exists, providing backward compatibility with existing code. At some time in the future, the IProjectSetSerializer interface will be removed and the default implementation will revert to having limited functionality.

      the project set serializer (or null)
    • metaFilesDetected

      public void metaFilesDetected(IProject project, IContainer[] containers)
      Callback from team when the meta-files for a repository type are detected in an unshared project. The meta-file paths are provided as part of the repository entry in the plugin manifest file.

      By default, nothing is done (except that the repository type's plugin will have been loaded. Subclass may wish to mark the met-data as team-private. This method is called from a resource delta so subclasses may not obtain scheduling rules or in any way modify workspace resources (including auto-sharing the project). However, auto-sharing (or other modification) could be performed by a background job scheduled from this callback.

      project - the project that contains the detected meta-files.
      containers - the folders (possibly including the project folder) in which meta-files were found
    • getSubscriber

      public Subscriber getSubscriber()
      Return a Subscriber that describes the synchronization state of the resources contained in the project associated with this provider type. By default, null is returned. Subclasses may override.
      a subscriber that provides resource synchronization state or null
    • getFileSystemScheme

      public final String getFileSystemScheme()
      Return the file system scheme for this provider type or null if the type doesn't support file systems as defined by the org.eclipse.core.filesystem.filesystems extension point.
      the file system scheme for this provider type or null