Plugging In System Types
extension points are defined in the
plugin org.eclipse.rse.core. It enables new system types to be
defined in the Remote System Explorer's
NewConnection wizard, such that users can define connections to systems of that type. For example,
you might define a new system type of "Solaris" or "RedHat" or some other specific type
of operating system. The reason to define a system type is to enable tools to be created,
subsystem extension point, that are scoped so as to
only appear for connections to systems of that type.
Defining a new system type is easy. You merely need to supply the name of the system
type, and two icons - one icon for connections to that systems of that type, and another
adorned icon that is used when there is a live connection to that particular system.
When you create a new connection, the Remote System Explorer framework will consult
subsystem extension point to see if it supports
that connection's system type, and if so the extension point's subsystem factory class
will be used to create a new subsystem within the new connection. Thus, when the user
expands a connection in the Remote Systems view, only subsystems supported for that
connection's system type are available.