Giovanni, I'm glad the tool has served you well so far, thank you for the kind words.
As far as remote deploy goes, that's a gray area that we haven't tread *yet* only because we support so many application servers and the few that do support that feature, support it in totally different fashions, and not necessarily the same fashion from release-to-release.
So instead we have been investing our developer time elsewhere and suggesting for folks that need remote deploy to instead mount the remote auto-deploy dir for your webapp locally, and use a Custom Location deployment to deploy to that dir instead. I would say most folks find this fits the bill for them, I hope it provides a reasonable alternative to you and your team.
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