Easy filesharing?

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at xfce.org
Wed Sep 14 12:11:19 CEST 2011

On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 16:27:33 -0600
Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com> wrote:

> Greetings. 
> Recently a user new to Xfce installed and started using it, but was
> dismayed at the lack of easy ways to share their files to other
> machines on their network. 
> There are of course a number of options here, but they were looking
> for something like a 'share this folder' option in Thunar or the
> like. 
> See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=735872 for some more
> background. 
> Are there any plans to provide some more easy gui filesharing options,
> possibly integrated in Thunar or the like? 
> Thanks for any thoughts... 

There's no such plans but this can be easily added to Thunar by means
of a custom user action or a file sharing extension.

I once had an "scp"-based context menu action to upload files into my
public folder on the Xfce servers. This is pretty simple but of course
not everyone has SSH access and a public folder on a server.

All it needs for a proper file-sharing plugin is a web service with an
HTTP API and a Thunar context menu plugin based on libsoup or any other
HTTP library. This plugin could upload the file and display a dialog
with download information (similar to how xfce4-screenshooter does it).

To my knowledge there is no such plugin yet. There once was a dropbox
extension though; not sure what the status of that is though.

  - Jannis

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