Monday, November 13, 2006

Remote System Explorer 1.0 is released

The Target Management Project is pleased to announce its first public release: The Remote System Explorer (RSE) 1.0 is now available for download as well as the project update site.

RSE is a framework and toolkit in Eclipse Workbench, that allows you to connect and work with a variety of remote systems, including
  • remote file systems through SSH, FTP or dstore agents (seamless editing of remote files including remote search and compare),
  • remote shell access (compiling with error navigation),
  • remote process handling through dstore agents,
  • and remote debugging through CDT / gdb.
Committers will enjoy the ability to seamlessly work on servers directly from the Eclipse Workbench. Add-in providers can use the RSE framework to contribute their own remote system and connection types. For getting started, please check out the
If you find RSE useful or you find any issues, we'll appreciate your feedback on the newsgroup, developer mailing list or bugzilla. Appropriate links are in the release notes as well as the FAQ.


Anonymous said...

The plugin does not allow to use keys (example: .ppk-files), right?

Anonymous said...

A way to user keys is described at

Anonymous said...

RSE does not work together with subclipse, right?

Martin Oberhuber said...

I would think that this depends on how "works with" is defined. There is no specific integration with Subclipse, but I'm also not aware of any issues that would limit using RSE and Subclipse along with each other.

klawd said...

I navigate to a remote directory in the RSE view and select "create remote project"
On this project, (in PHP View btw) "Team" has only 2 options: "Apply Patch" and "Share Project". When i try to share the project and select SVN, i get a null pointer exception.
That's what i meant with "not working with".

Any ideas?

( sorry if this is a double post, blogger is bugging me :| )

Martin Oberhuber said...

Most team providers (like Subclips in this case) currently work on the Local filesystem only. This is partially because they need to call into external libs (with the native SVNClient) or maintain administrative files on the local disk.

You could ask for an enhancement from the Subclipse Team Provider that they should support EFS-based remote projects.

I'm currently not even sure if the CVS provider works on an EFS-based remote project (need to try).

zengzhen said...

Thanks very much.
It is very useful to my work.

Janardhan said...

this plugin is not supporting Entrust Authentication.

Hemu said...

thanks for great plugin.
I have few issue/suggestion with SSH shell.
1. We cant copy and paste like we do in putty and we cant find any setting to do it.
2. It will be gr8 if we can have a shell running as a editor size window this will help to see large screen at once.

Please advice if its possible in current version.

Anonymous said...


Thanks for the great plugin..

One more question -

In my project, we use a jumpserver and from there we connect to other servers...Is there a way to set connection this way in the plugin..

Martin Oberhuber said...

Hi all,

thanks for the many comments on my blog ! - Unfortunately I don't get to checking comments as often as I'd like to. So please post questions on the Eclipse Target Management Forum where more of the developers can read them !


Martin Oberhuber said...

If you need a large and much improved remote terminal, check out the new TCF Terminals plug-in. It supports an Alt+Cursor_up shortcut for maximizing / un-maximizing your Terminal.