Re: Red Hat Linux v.9
Well, there's no need to worry about not monitoring what is posted here. I have not been able to do so as much myself, as I have been very busy. However, I do monitor the project's SourceForge page, as it is where bug reports, feature requests, and other forum posts tend to be posted. I'll still monitor this page though, and I have been making an effort to check back here for other posts.
I also find it quite unfortunate that the Java Runtime Environment is not installed by default on a number of operating systems. As far as I know, Linux distributions do not tend to have it included by default and I don't believe that any of the *BSD operating systems include it either. But it is freely
available and hopefully more people will find that a JRE is worth having, as there is some good free software available that uses it.
I must say that it is good to hear that you like the way that JFtp allows you to be able transfer files using a number of different protocols. We like to
think that if you need a file transferred, you can do it with this application. While some protocols are not quite supported yet (WebDAV support is still being developed) we hope you'll find that you can
transfer files in just about every way you could want. And it's definitely good to hear that you like the interface, as I have been finding that it could
use a little work. We will continue to add features and find ways to improve JFtp, and so your feedback is highly appreciated.
Well, it looks like I should check this web page more often. We would usually have these kinds of discussions on the page hosted on SourceForge, which can be found here. (http://sourceforge.net/projects/j-ftp)
Anyway, if I understand you correctly, what you would like is to have added to this application is the ability to be able to connect to server by SSH without having to connect to an FTP service. We actually are considering adding a feature where a user can open an SSH shell connection. It's there in the TODO file, which can be read if you click on the "What's next?" option in the menu. If that is what you want, you might get it soon enough.
Any other feature requests that you may have may be posted to our SourceForge page, as that's the one we check most often. Something that you might find is that features that are requested are often added before long. But there are a few that take time, and we will keep working on those ones. But some won't take as long. A request for an improvement to the API was added within about two weeks, as you may see in version 1.43.
Anyway, if you think that we have done very well, we'd appreciate it if you could recommend this to other people. And we're also looking for donations of money, which I understand will mostly go toward advertising. And a percentage of it will go to SourceForge, and I think some will go to the Apache Software Foundation. We would like any publicity we can get, whether it is free or not.
Anyway, thanks for the compliments, and I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.