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Re: [equinox-dev] [prov] ECF discovery of artifact and metadata repos

Hi Jeff,

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.