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From Mark Fortner <>
Subject Re: Apache Commons & ApacheCon Europe 2014 ... [VFS]
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:45:04 GMT
It's my understanding that new providers in NIO2 are simply added using the



On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:31 PM, Schalk Cronj é <> wrote:

> On 17/04/2014 22:38, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> <snip/>
>  But theoretically both is possible: consume FileSystems as a provider
>> or implement an adapter which makes a VFS filesystem(manager) to
>> provide the FileSystem SPI.
> I have been playing with that and it looks possible, but it is far from
> trivial. The meagre documentation or even lack of published success in
> writing NIO2 providers shows that this is a road less travelled. I have
> looked at the supplied ZIP example that comes with the JDK and IMHO still
> very much prototype code.
>  I think VFS has some things going for it that I could not see in NIO2 -
> even something as simple as having two schemes for one provider. In
> addition, adding providers on the fly is easy in VFS, by just calling
> addProvider on FilesystemManager. From my initial investigation I could not
> see a clear way of doing the equivalent in NIO2. There will be more things
> like these, I am sure.
> I am very interesting in where this is going in future and the maintainer
> of Groovy VFS, I have a vested interest. I might be interested to go to
> Budapest in November if this gets discussed.
> <snip/>
> --
> Schalk W. Cronjé
> @ysb33r
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