Corona Project Container Explorer
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Project Container Explorer (or PCX in short) is the central view of Corona. It is the same for Corona as Package Explorer for Java development. It contains a list of all project containers defined on the Corona Collaboration Server. With PCX you can not only view Project Containers but also open, and import Eclipse Projects.
Opening the view
To open the view do fallowing:
- Select from menu: Window > Show view > Other.
- In the Show View Window that appears find Corona, expand it, select Project Container Explorer and press OK.
- The Project Container Explorer should appear. It usually is undocked - dock it to one of vertical side bars.
Using the view
The opened PCX contains a list of all project containers defined on a Collaboration Server. This list contains grayed icons, which indicate whether a Project Container is opened or closed. When a project container is opened, the icon becomes colorful and the Project Container Node can be expanded. The sub-nodes of the project container are resources associated with the project, like Eclipse Projects, Bugzilla Links, Wiki Page Links, etc.
Opening a Project Container
The first use of the PCX is opening a project container.
- Find a project container you are interested in.
- Open project container by:
- Double click the project container.
- Pop-up menu:
- Right-click at the project container you are interested in.
- Select Open project container
The open operation has some implications. The server is notified that you have opened the project container. A Collaboration Event is sent with this information. If you are a team member, your status will be changed to online in others team members Eclipse Workbenches.
The action opens also a new view: Project Container View, which displays all information about the opened project container.
BUG workaround: Due to a bug, even though you selected an the open project container operation, the project container icon is still in gray and the node cannot be expanded. You need to manually refresh the PCX view, using the button displayed with image at the top of the view.
Importing project sources
One of the most important features of PCX is the ability to import Eclipse Projects into your workbench. Each project container may contain many Eclipse Project located several different repositories. You can import them one by one or all with a single click.
To import all sources:
- Right-click on the project container.
- Select Import all from pop-up menu.
To import a single source repository:
- Right-click on a repository with sources you want to import.
- Select Import from pop-up menu.
Note: You might be prompted for your userid and password to the CVS repository.
Note: There is no way of overriding repository access method or server address defined in the project container. For example, if CVS repository is defined with extssh there is no way to change it to pserver.
Navigation through project resources
As project container sub-nodes represent some resources associated with the project, you may want to navigate to see them. A double click on the repository will make the best effort to display content of the repository. So, if you double click on imported CVS sources, you will be switched to the corresponding workbench project in Package Explorer. In other cases you will be switched to a Project Container View tab which displays content of the resource.