This extension point allows tool-writers to extend the capability of the Remote System Explorer, by identifying a subsystem configuration that produces a subsystem whenever a new connection is created. This subsystem appears under the connection when it is expanded in the Remote Systems view of the Remote System Explorer perspective. The subsystem configuration is called by the Remote System framework when the user creates a new connection, when the connection's system type is one of the types identified as supported by this subsystem configuration extension.
There is one subsystem object per connection, and the role of a subsystem is to allow users to work with remote resources for the remote system identified by the containing connection. Defining a subsystem configuration involves more than the single subsystem configuration class. There must also be a subsystem class defined. There may also be other classes defined, such as classes for the content area of wizards for defining filters, user actions and compile commands, if the subsystem configuration wishes to support these. See the developer documentation for the Remote System Explorer for documentation details on defining subsystems.
<!ELEMENT extension (
point CDATA #REQUIRED
id CDATA #IMPLIED
name CDATA #IMPLIED
(no description available)
<!ELEMENT configuration EMPTY>
id CDATA #REQUIRED
name CDATA #REQUIRED
description CDATA #REQUIRED
vendor CDATA #REQUIRED
class CDATA #REQUIRED
systemTypeIds CDATA #IMPLIED
icon CDATA #IMPLIED
iconlive CDATA #IMPLIED
category CDATA #IMPLIED
priority CDATA #IMPLIED
serviceType CDATA #IMPLIED
This element defines a subsystem configuration to the Remote System Explorer framework.
Example of using this extension point:
Defining the xml for the extension point is easy. There is a fair amount to know about
creating the classes needed for a subsystem configuration, however. For this information, consult the Remote System Explorer developer documention, including the JavaDoc for the supplied classes and interfaces for this task.
All supplied subsystems are implemented by using this extension point.
See the plugin.xml
files for plugins
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IBM Corporation - initial API and implementation
Uwe Stieber (Wind River) - systemTypeIds attribute extensions
Javier Montalvo Orus (Symbian) - [plan] Improve Discovery and Autodetect in RSE
Martin Oberhuber (Wind River) -  Move subsystemConfigurations from UI to core