Monday, June 16, 2008

Move over Easy Explore... Make room for Open extern.

I have been a fan of the brain-dead eclipse plugin Easy Explore for Eclipse for years now. It's time for Easy Explore to move over and make room for Open extern. Open extern does everything that Easy Explore does and then some. Easy Explore only launches Window's Explorer for the selected folder in eclipse. Open Extern, on the other hand, launches anything and works on OS's other than Windows. Typically one would configure it to launch a command line shell and a file explorer. The only problem is that one of the included jars is built with Java6 which renders it non-functional if you are executing Eclipse under Java5.