About JSch open source project

There are many, many open source, pure java implementation for the SSH/SFTP protocol. However, in my opinion, there are two of them that can be taken seriously. One of them is JSch, the other one is Trilead SSH. I will talk about my experience on the former one while implementing the RemoteTools framework for the Parallel Tools Platform for Eclipse.

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Smaller font sizes for Eclipse on Linux

This article describes some approaches to launch Eclipse on Linux with smaller font sizes and customized graphical user interface (GUI).

The modern desktop environments like KDE or Gnome use larger font sizes to enhance readability of screen contents. However, Eclipse, looks better with a clean design and small fonts.

Views like Package Explorer or Outline may contain very large listings of important information. Eclipse uses are not willing to waste precious space neither with large fonts nor with fancy window decorations.

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