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Platform/Team Synchronization on top of RSE

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Revision as of 04:22, 18 August 2008 by Mober.at+eclipse.gmail.com (Talk | contribs) (Bugzilla)


The goal of this project is implementation of synchronization function on top of Remote System Explorer (RSE) using Eclipse Platform/Team Synchronization API. RSE provides transparent access to remote resources, including upload and download of files. Compare/merge of entire directory trees as well as minimal upload of trees thanks to Synchronization is currently a missing and often-asked-for feature. Initial Synchronization is already implemented by import/export so incremental synchronization is needed. The goals would be integrating Platform/Team synchronization APIs on top of RSE file providers first, and then improving the algorithms for performing remote comparisons with minimal data transfer (by using timestamps, file sizes and MD5 hashes eventually).



  • Martin Oberhuber(Mentor)
  • Takuya Miyamoto


  • org.eclipse.rse.*
  • org.eclipse.team.*


  • Provide a Synchornization on RSE.
  • Provide a possibility to re-run Synchronization which was run in the past.
  • Improve transfer performance.
  • Improve comparison method.


RSE Project page

TM Tutorial Eclipse Con 2008 document(ppt)

Synchronize API Introduction document(ppt)

Synchronize API Eclipse Help

RSE Architecture Eclipse Help


bug 185925 holds discussions, patches and documents for this feature

Community Proposals

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