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1.0.0 Milestone 5

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UI Additions

Additions to IRC UI, IM Roster UI, and ECF generic collaboration UI.

Enhanced Support for IRC command handling

Added greater support for IRC command handling. See bug #172958 for details. Thanks to Mark Kropf for code contributions.

API Enhancements

Presence API Addition

Added org.eclipse.ecf.presence.chatroom.IChatRoomAdminListener to notify registered listeners (listener registration via IChatRoomContainer.addChatRoomAdminListener) when the chat room subject changes/is changed asynchronously.

Shared Object API Addition

Added event notification for shared object message send and receive. See bug #172349 for details.

New Extension Point: URL Stream Handler Service

Normally, when creating an instance of, it's necessary to use one of the 'built-in' protocols...e.g. http, ftp, file, etc. Any other protocols will not have an URLStreamHandler associated with them, and the constructor will throw a MalformedURLException. For example:

      // throws MalformedURLException
      URL anURL = new URL("foobar://whateverIwanttohave/here/and/there/and/everywhere");
The new ECF filetransfer extension point org.eclipse.ecf.filetransfer.urlStreamHandlerService allows plugins to add new URL protocols to the Platform, and register a class for handling the parsing of the URL and/or the creation of URLConnection instances (via the URL.openConnection() method). So, for example the following extension will setup a 'foobar' protocol handler service:

With such an extension defined, and the ECF filetransfer API plugin started, the following code will no longer throw an exception:
      // does not throw MalformedURLException
      URL anURL = new URL("foobar://whateverIwanttohave/here/and/there/and/everywhere");
      URLConnection connection = anURL.openConnection();
Note that the 'serviceClass' must be a valid subclass of org.osgi.service.url.AbstractURLStreamHandlerService. Here is a trivial example implementation class:

public class TestURLStreamHandlerService extends
  AbstractURLStreamHandlerService {

 /* (non-Javadoc)
  * @see org.osgi.service.url.AbstractURLStreamHandlerService#openConnection(
 public URLConnection openConnection(URL u) throws IOException {
  return new TestHttpURLConnection(u);

See also the extension point documentation for the org.eclipse.ecf.filetransfer.urlStreamHandlerService extension point.