I’ve been messing around recently with Eclipse and SWT. Eclipse is an IDE for Java (well, mainly Java, I think) and SWT is a toolkit for Java GUIs, similar to Swing. The difference with SWT is that it hooks in to the operating system, meaning that your applications look like programs compiled for that operating system (as opposed to Swing, which is … well, it’s not that great).
Anyway, I decided to write an FTP Client in Java. Although gFtp is pretty good, I just wanted to see if I could write my own one… just because! So, I decided to. Here’s a screenshot of it so far:
Anyway. If anyone feels like contributing to a Java FTP Client, drop me a line! I will probably release the code as open-source if it ever gets to the stage where I think it’s got enough features to release it. Currently you can’t even upload and download files (just browse), so not massively feature-full 😉
I promise I’ll make a non-techy post soon!