On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 10:52:03AM -0400, Mark Roach wrote:
> When you drag a file from one window to another, the target window
> receives a path/filename. In order for "remote nautilus" to know how to
> retrieve a file on the local machine, "local nautilus" would have to
> send it a URI, but how does it know what the URI should be?
What about automatically resort to the sftp://? Say, copying from local
to remote, the remote nautilus would accept whatever path it gets, and
then add sftp://sourcehost in the beginning of the path.
> I suppose the solution to that problem would be for drag and drop to use
> some sort of X-provided IPC protocol to send the actual file data
> between the windows,
Question is, does Gnome support drag&drop protocol on different hosts?
Or does X, as the underlying plumbing?
> FWIW, even Citrix, which operates in a much more controlled environment,
> doesn't let you drag-n-drop files in that fashion.
Well, I believe that fact shouldn't stop you from (imagining) having a
neater environment on X.