Can Aer be used for a local (FileSystem based) development environment?

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04 Dec, 2017 03:59 PM


I'm running MacOS High Sierra and I'm able to launch Aer properly.
I managed to have it connect to my local (valet hosted) MySQL Server (to be replicated to my "Production Environment" hosted by my provider).
Next step is to be able to use it on my local filesystem instead of only via (s)FTP.

Can you please implement "local FileSystem Support" (as is possible with your "Flagship Product" Flux and also with Lucid) as I think it's quite a drawback to require an (s)FTP-Srver to be installed on MacOS High Sierra (as Apple dropped support for it).

I guess I'm not alone in thinking that WebDesign / -Development should NOT be happening directly on a Production Environment and what better Development Platform can one use that his/her own MacOS environment?

Please add support for local FileSystem access!


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by us on 10 Dec, 2017 05:29 AM

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    Hi Rob,
    I use Aer for local projects, I just use the local SFTP server and log into
    localhost, would that suit you?



  2. 2 Posted by rob-van-eerd on 10 Dec, 2017 01:22 PM

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    Hi Garry,

    That should work if Apple did not remove the local SFTP Server from MacOS High Sierra.

    Now I could install an additional FTP-Server package but wouldn't it be better if you just add "local filesystem capabilities" as well?

    I tried to install "pure-FTPD" but that wasn't too obvious for regular users just wanting some "Aer-Functionality" and not try to work around this complex stuff.


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