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From Jesse Glick <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Ant2 Files/FIleSets/Cullers (long)
Date Fri, 04 May 2001 18:00:57 GMT
I missed most of this thread so I am not 100% sure what you are talking about,
but this may be of interest:

The NetBeans filesystem layer is separable and provides an abstraction over In this scheme, I guess <fileset> would correspond to
org.openide.filesystems.FileSystem plus a filter, more or less. Existing
implementations of FileSystem include local directory (wrapper for File);
JAR/ZIP; FTP; version-control-enhanced directories; static XML file;
metafilesystem (merges other filesystems).

Licensing: source is under a variant of Mozilla license; binary should be
redistributable without issues.


Tim Vernum wrote:
> > >>5   AntFile
> > >....snip Virtual File System blurb...
> > >
> > >There is one included with the opensource version of forte
> > > IIRC (forget name of project atm)
> netbeans
> > The Sun WebNFS proposal has support at the URL level which plugs
> > nicely into the above and also has an "XFile" proposal which might be
> > close to what we want. I will take a look at it and report back. For
> > some reason the download isn't working this evening.
> >
> Any word?
> I personally don't care if/how a VFS is implemented, just as long
> as a fileset is no longer tied to a physical directory + files,
> and it is possible to code new fileset types if needed.

Jesse Glick   <>
NetBeans, Open APIs  <>
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