#171 applet version?

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2007-10-03
2007-10-02
Ben Tomasik
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Hi,
I just started using jEdit over Eclipse and Notepad++, and I have fallen in love. What would it take to make an applet version of this that could be embedded into a web page so, for instance, developers that frequent many workstations could setup a console for themselves to log into.

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  • Björn Kautler
    Björn Kautler
    2007-10-03

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    Why don't you just install/put it on an USB-Stick, modify the starting script so that the settingsdir is placed on the Stick too et voilá you have your personal jEdit version with all your settings always at hand.

     
  • Ben Tomasik
    Ben Tomasik
    2007-10-03

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    vampire0: I want to avoid keeping the code with me in case it is ever stolen. I do work for a few moderately sized companies in the financial sector and one of the major things my superiors have stressed is they don't want anyone getting a hold of the source code. I'd just like to be able to make a web interface that my and my other devs can login from wherever they are (we have an international dev team that individually travel frequently) and have secure access to code and an IDE without needing to install anything. For instance, if I am stranded somewhere without my laptop I can log in from someone else's machine without disrupting anything they have.

    Just a thought, if no one else thinks this would be useful by all means reject it. I just thought it may have advantages that were maybe yet unseen that others would appreciate as well.

     
  • Ben Tomasik
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    2007-10-03

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    So only your sourcecode should be on your web server, you can have jEdit on an usb stick and get your sources from the web (maybe using ftp or sftp ?)

     
  • Ben Tomasik
    Ben Tomasik
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    Alright, I'm marking this as just rejected because since there are two people that don't see any good in it and no one else said anything positive. heh :)

     
  • Ben Tomasik
    Ben Tomasik
    2007-10-03

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  • Björn Kautler
    Björn Kautler
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    I don't say an appletversion of jEdit would not be good or maybe useful for someone. But I don't think this is achievable in short time and suggested another way how you can achieve what you want. And as Matthieu said, you don't have to put the sourcecode on the Stick, just your settings for jEdit. The sourcecode could for example reside on an sftp server where you need a login and pass to reach it. If you have the FTP plugin installed, you can edit and save these files directly as if they were local while not compromising the security.

     
  • Townsfolk
    Townsfolk
    2007-10-03

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    To Vampire's point, putting jEdit in an applet would probably be a lot of work. The jEdit.jar would need to be signed if it is to have access to your local harddrive. Plus, how would that work with the plugins? You usually need everything to be in one jar - that would mean expanding all the plugins and packaging them up with your instance.

    As it's been mentioned you could just keep your jEdit settings on a USB drive, and have jEdit run off of those. Personally I have the .jedit directory stored on my ipod so I can take my set of plugins, settings etc.. everywhere I go. I do not store the companies code there, just my personal jEdit stuff.

    If you want a common jEdit "instance" that users can share, perhaps the company you are consulting with can set up some sort of a shared drive where you can have jEdit installed. This way you can have a common install with common plugins. I think someone mentioned this before on the mailing list.

     
  • James M. Baker
    James M. Baker
    2007-10-03

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    Or, since you work for a big company, you could do something like Citrix or Terminal Server if you do Windows, or XDMCP or LTSP if you do Linux. That would allow you to get to more than just jEdit from abroad.