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