Monday, August 21, 2006

RSE 1.0 M4 released

The Target Management Project has released milestone 4 of its Remote System Explorer (RSE). The RSE is a perspective and toolkit in Eclipse Workbench, that allows you to connect and work with a variety of remote systems. M4 has been found nicely stable already.

[RSE Sample Screenshot]
What's perhaps most interesting for the average Eclipse user, is a remote file system explorer using the ssh connection type. With it, committers can work on the dev.eclipse.org server just as if it were local - and edit remote files, or use it for uploading.

A remote command shell is also available, providing content assist and output pattern matching for commands like find or grep -n. For generic remote terminal access, the TM project is going to integrate a full-blown terminal emulation in the near future.

Got interested? The RSE works with Eclipse 3.2, or 3.3M1. It is most easily available from our update site at http://download.eclipse.org/dsdp/tm/updates: For a minimal install, choose runtime-core, runtime-local and runtime-ssh. Alternatively, you can also get it from the TM download area. A tutorial will guide you through the first steps. We'll be happy to get your feedback as a bug entry or on the mailing list!

5 comments:

AlBlue said...

What I want to know, is what an SSH Shell is. Is that similar to an FTP Transfer Protocol?

Martin Oberhuber said...

Ssh is a data transfer protocol (and associated tools) for secure encrypted access to remote computers. Yes, you can use it for file transfer like FTP, but also for a plain command prompt, or tunnelling other protocols like CVS through a firewall. This tunneling feature is why it is used quite frequently, including secure repository access at Eclipse.org. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ssh

Anonymous said...

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Mando said...

Awesome! I'm doing a project at work and this is something that will be very handy to have integrated into my RCP application.

Thanks, I'll get cracking on the examples and tutorials.

Martin Oberhuber said...

Note that version 2.0 of TM has been released since. Be sure to check the website, FAQ, and Tutorial for latest news.
The EclipseCon 2007 Tutorial is also a very good reference (See the FAQ for a link to it).