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

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Thu May 18 09:26:46 CEST 2006

Matt McClinch wrote:
>>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.
> I think avahi would be overkill for something as simple as this.  It 
> seems to me that libsmbclient (which is part of samba) is all you really 
> need.  Besides avoiding the need for extra dependencies, it's pretty 
> easy to use, especially when wrapped in a gobject, as demonstrated here:
> http://filebox.vt.edu/users/mmcclinc/smblist/
> Of course, libsmbclient also provides everything you need for building a 
> fully functional samba client (or, for that matter, a bare necessities 
> one) without the need for smbfs.  It is good to use smbfs where 
> available, but it is also good to support smb without requiring the use 
> of smbfs. 

We could use libsmbclient, tho that would limit us to SMB, and exclude
NFS & Co.

> Matt


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