[Thunar-dev] thunar and remote server connection, browsing, drag and drop
benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Wed May 17 17:41:44 CEST 2006
Matt McClinch wrote:
>>>Whats wrong with smbfs?
> 1) It's not enabled by default in all systems, and
> 2) The shares need to be mounted in the first place, and Thunar doesn't
> provide a way to see what shares are available in order to mount them.
There are plans for a network browser for Thunar that will do this.
>>My bad, I even don't use shared folders. I thought about a design where
>>the views could be used to show something different than the folders.
> I like this suggestion. Are there any plans for making the VFS more
> extendible? That way other people (not necessarily Benny) could add
> support for smb://, ftp://, tar:/, etc. at the VFS level, possibly
> through plugins.
a) D-VFS will support this
b) In the meantime, we can/will add a network browser (most probably
based on avahi or howl, and using some SMB magic) to Thunar, that
displays the available share and allows to mount them.
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