wtp-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wtp-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Timothy
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 6:42 PM
Subject: [wtp-dev] Server
Tools/Internet API changes
architecture group and other interested parties
like to propose the following API changes to the wst.server and wst.internet
components respectively. If there are no objections, I'd like to integrate them
in for this week's I-build.
94217: Refactoring of org.eclipse.wst.server.core.ITask
change comes in three parts:
The org.eclipse.core.commands plugin is new in Eclipse 3.1 and provides common
support for undoable/redoable operations via classes like IUndoableOperation.
Now that this support is being made common, the server editors should not use
our own ITask interface. We will change the server editors to use the
IUndoableOperation class instead of ITask. This will cause some minor code
change in all server editors, including the Tomcat server editor.
The ITask is used in two other places. The first is the server wizard
framework's createFinishTask() and createCancelTask() methods, and the second
is the publishTask extension point. Upon further investigation, the finish and
cancel methods in the wizard do not need to be task based, and removing this
support will simplify the API. This change will have minimal impact on the rest
of WTP (the wizards are only fully exploited in products based on top of WTP).
The remaining use of ITask is in the publishTask extension point. This
extension point currently uses a subclass of ITask called IOptionalTask. Since
this is the only remaining use of ITask, we propose merging ITask and
IOptionalTask into a single PublishOperation that will be tailored explicitly
for this purpose. Once again, this simplifies the API and impacts only one
class in the Tomcat support since this feature will be used more by add-on
94218: Change TCP/IP monitor to internal.provisional
TCP/IP monitoring server is a core part of WTP, allowing users to monitor and
debug web pages and Web services. However, this function is close to the mandate
of TPTP and similar function may one day be supported by TPTP. To ensure that
we do not conflict or have to remove API in the future, we propose moving all 7
API classes to internal.provisional.
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