I have a need to use the SCM api to manipulate a local svn copy, but the svn provider can only work with remote copies.
e.g. "svn info ." to get the reposirory URL etc from what Subversion has and not what you think it is.
If you pass in a file:// URL it treats this as a repository and not a local copy - but if you don't use a url prefix and pass in just the path it fails to parse the URL in SvnScmProviderRepository.parseURL().
The current workaround is to provide a custom SvnScmProviderRepository which overrides getURL to return the path which shows that the info command and others can work like this (however this obviously breaks anything that uses local file based repositories!)