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Re: FTP support (drag-n-drop) [message #181763] Sat, 21 October 2006 21:22 Go to next message
Jimisola Laursen is currently offline Jimisola Laursen
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Registered: July 2009
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Just found out that FTP and WebDAV plugins are in fact no longer maintained!

http://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/platform-team/dev.php reads

" There is also an additional set of plugins available for working with
WebDAV and FTP.
These plugins are not actively being developed but are in a functioning
state."

Like I said, in a previous post I think that not having maintained WebDAV
and FTP support in Eclipse is a big loss to the Eclipse community.
Especially now, since we have PHP IDE, WTP and other projects where its
users usually deploy local file(s) and directory structures to a remote
site.

For people reading this post in eclipse.webtools:

Currently, FTP and WebDAV only supports synchronization. I (and others)
would like to be able to drag-n-drop files between target site and Eclipse
(using Navigator, Explorer etc).

I doubt that drag-n-drop support in FTP and WebDAV wouldn't take long to
implement for someone that is familiar with Eclipse PDE,
but since no one is responsible for the FTP and WebDAV plugins (or is that
still Team?) filing an enhancement report might not be enough.

I therefore ask the development teams of WTP and projects that depends on it
(such as PHP IDE) to make a join effort so that FTP and WebDAV plugins are
maintained again. Having great IDEs aren't enough if Eclipse doesn't provide
an easy and less timeconsuming way to deploy files to remote target.

Regards,
Jimisola

"Jimisola Laursen" <public@jimisola.com> wrote in message
news:ehd9lo$reu$1@utils.eclipse.org...
> Hi,
>
> I am just about to start using PHP IDE and want to upload/synchronize my
> local copy of my site with my actual site.
>
> So, I added FTP and WebDAV support to Eclipse and configured a target site
> that is visible under Site Explorer.
>
> Then thought that I would be able to drag-n-drop set of files/directories
> from PHP Explorer / Navigation / OS Explorer to the target site structure
> (root or sub-directories) under Site Explorer, but it doesn't seem to
> work.
> Synchronization does work, but synchronizating the structure everytime I
> want to test an update to a single file is time consuming.
>
> Is there no drag-n-drop support with Site Explorer (when using
> FTP/WebDAV)?
> Is there a different perspective and/or view that I should use?
>
> If drag-n-drop is not support I'll file an enhancement report.
> I believe that it is an important feature due to the fact that Eclipse and
> today's OS usually have drag-n-drop support.
>
> Regards,
> Jimisola
>
Re: FTP support (drag-n-drop) [message #181851 is a reply to message #181763] Tue, 24 October 2006 13:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Williams is currently offline David Williams
Messages: 696
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 17:22:39 -0400, Jimisola Laursen <public@jimisola.com>
wrote:

> ... but since no one is responsible for the FTP and WebDAV plugins (or
> is that still Team?) filing an enhancement report might not be enough.

> I therefore ask the development teams of WTP and projects that depends
> on it (such as PHP IDE) to make a join effort so that FTP and WebDAV
> plugins are maintained again. ....

This is a good idea. Sort of. I'm not sure how much effort it would take,
and
also know the "devlopment teams" are over booked as it is.

But, don't forget, this is an open source project! Which means anyone can
"join" the "development team" by contributing patches.

If you open an enhancement request in WTP, I'd be willing to mark it as
"help wanted",
if you wanted to see if anyone in the larger community of developers was
interested
in contributing. I know several years ago (when we were starting up) a
former PMC member
looked high and low for someone interested in supporting WebDAV but could
not find
anyone.
Re: FTP support (drag-n-drop) [message #181883 is a reply to message #181851] Tue, 24 October 2006 21:07 Go to previous message
Jimisola Laursen is currently offline Jimisola Laursen
Messages: 134
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
> If you open an enhancement request in WTP, I'd be willing to mark it as
> "help wanted",
> if you wanted to see if anyone in the larger community of developers was
> interested
> in contributing. I know several years ago (when we were starting up) a
> former PMC member
> looked high and low for someone interested in supporting WebDAV but could
> not find
> anyone.

Enhancement request added as

https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=162145

Regards,
Jimisola
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