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From "Sandro Martini (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (PIVOT-864) Add a pluggable file system architecture to FileBrowser so remote browsing can be done
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:59:36 GMT

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Sandro Martini commented on PIVOT-864:
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For using FTP (as a Client), in Java, you have two way: the integrated FTP support (in URLs,
via protocol handlers), or a more robust approach (with retry when lost connection, etc) using
an external library.

Many time ago I used the latest Apache Commons-Net, take a look here:
http://commons.apache.org/net/api-3.1/org/apache/commons/net/ftp/FTPClient.html
And a small sample for example here: http://www.java2s.com/Code/Java/Network-Protocol/UsetheFTPClient.htm

Of course the problem here is to see how to handle this in a transparent way for the FileBrowser/Sheet,
if possible.
Otherwise extend it. But I think it would be better to not introduce in core Pivot a dependency
on commons-net, so a provider option could be the best, but of course we could need to adjust
the api to make it work.

A first approach could be using integrated features of Java, and see if depending on your
neeeds if this is enough.
An article on this: http://java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/protocolhandlers/

An interesting article on extending all this: http://server.pramati.com/blog/2010/07/21/extending-java-urls-to-support-your-own-protocol/
There should be some library even to handle SSH (and maybe even listing on remote folders
over ssh) ...

                
> Add a pluggable file system architecture to FileBrowser so remote browsing can be done
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: PIVOT-864
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIVOT-864
>             Project: Pivot
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: wtk
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.2
>         Environment: Windows, Linux, OSX
>            Reporter: Roger Whitcomb
>            Assignee: Roger Whitcomb
>              Labels: filebrowser
>             Fix For: 2.1
>
>   Original Estimate: 336h
>  Remaining Estimate: 336h
>
> Our application requires the ability to be able to browse (for instance) a Linux machine
from the Windows desktop.  For this I would like to add (somehow) a pluggable file system
architecture so that I could (for instance) implement an FTP protocol underneath the FileBrowser
so that I can browse through directories and files on something other than the local machine.
 We would also need to be able to type in a host name or TCP/IP address to start browsing
the remote machine.

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