Remote Development

Remote Development using Remote System Explorer

The following problems can occur when you are developing a project using Remote System Explorer (RSE) to browse the file system of a remote machine.

  • You might get poor performance of RSE if you have the Web Standards Tool (WST) Eclipse plug-in installed.
  • If you close Eclipse while a remote project is open, the following errors occur when you restart Eclipse:
    Parent Error: Workspace restored, but some problems occurred.
    Error1: Could not read metadata for '<remote project name>'.
    When this happens you must reopen the project.
  • Some features that are available in the Eclipse IDE rely on the time between your client and the remote system to be synchronized. Features such as the dragging and dropping of files or incremental project builds rely on this, and if the times differ, those features may produce unexpected results.