Remote nautilus vs. Firefox ftp browsing. Let's fix remote nautilus!
milouny at gmx.net
Tue Mar 8 11:27:47 CST 2005
Let's discuss what to do with remote ftp sites when opened in gnome
and/or from firefox. When I try to connect to an ftp-host with gnomes
"Connect to server" option, the server is opened in firefox. I think
browsing ftp-shares with firefox
a) looks ugly (for example doesn't show you nice icons)
b) don't let you drag-n-drop
With all do respect to the people who put their valuable time in
nautilus, I'm not *at all* happy with the functionality of
remote-nautilus. (I have a number of complaints, starting with
https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=7331 ). Still, this mail is
about using remote-nautilus for the job.
About nautilus-remote mounting: Although a transparent lufs/shfs
filesystem would be best, I'm speculating this is maybe not nicely
implementable in Linux. So I think the gnome-vfs thing is ugly from the
start, but as that's where everybody (including a lot of respectable
intelligent people) is heading, I'll follow them.
Then why not open the ftp:// host I tried to open via gnomes "Connect to
server" option with nautilus itself? I believe this was the case
previously. Although I think remote-nautilus is basically broken, if we
all want it to be in gnome so badly, it should be fixed and used! On an
ftp-site, I want to view files. For viewing files, people wrote
nautilus. Firefox is for viewing web pages. So actually, even if I click
an ftp://... link in firefox, it should be opened with nautilus!
I hope to open a discussion about this.
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