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Eclipse plugins for remote resources? [message #651214] Fri, 28 January 2011 12:33 Go to next message
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Hi All,

I often work on large project where a very large number of the remote resource (libraries) are contained on a remote file server (i.e. not on my local machine).

My main issue here is that building my java projects can take a very long time as all the remote resources are synced.

Are there any Eclipse plugin's, or for that matter other technologies out there that could independently in real time synchronise my remote resource, then Eclipse would be able to simply refer to the local copy of these and intern save huge amounts of time within each build.

Ideally what would be great to have is a plugin that could detect I have set up remote libraries on my java build path and automatically re-point my project to the local version. Saving me having to update my .classpath manually.

Thanks in advance.
Re: Eclipse plugins for remote resources? [message #651266 is a reply to message #651214] Fri, 28 January 2011 15:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul Webster
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For simply building Java projects?

Create your local cache once: You can set up a classpath variable or
user library in your java project. That variable then must be set when
you create a new workspace. Then you can use something outside of
eclipse to create your local cache.

As for keeping remote stuff up to date:

1) you could create an ant script in a separate project, and use it as
an "External Builder". Ant can SCP all of your remote files into your
local project, and has a setting to auto-refresh that project's
workspace so your jars would magically become up to date. You'd be
setting yourself up to create a local cache of libraries. You can kick
off that build in your cache project at your convenience.

2) use m2eclipse and maven, which is built around caching remote repos
locally.

3) I think RSE (part of TM) allows you to fetch remote files/folder
locally. http://wiki.eclipse.org/TM_and_RSE_FAQ That could be used
similar to option #1

PW


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Re: Eclipse plugins for remote resources? [message #651272 is a reply to message #651266] Fri, 28 January 2011 16:30 Go to previous message
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Hi Paul,

I was aware of the first option, the second option could be quite useful but the third option is exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks for the great response.

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