I was talking to a friend about Eclipse and he was saying that one of the things keeping him from using Eclipse was the lack of a ssh synchronization plugin (so that he could edit locally and deploy to a remote server, a typical web application setup). I typically use CVS for that purpose, but sometimes it’s overkill.
I took it upon myself to find one, because I think it’d be useful too. I found a few (all open source):
Deployer: Works, but only deployed one file at a time (that I could see). Not released since 2005. LGPL.
DeployerFTP: Looked to be FTP only (according to the documentation), released in 2006.
And finally, one that worked for me: Esftp. Last released in 2006, but works with Eclipse 3.2.1. LGPL 2.1. Weird install procedure (but if you read the README.txt in the distribution, it makes sense) so make sure to read the installation instructions.
Some of these were listed in the Eclipse Plugins directory, but others weren’t. Caveat emptor.
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