[Thunar-dev] thunar and remote server connection, browsing, drag and drop

Benedikt Meurer 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.

> Matt


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