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Bug#435337: kdebase-kio-plugins: fish:// KIO is deprecated, use sftp:// KIO

On Saturday 12 July 2008, Daniel wrote:
> Package: kdebase-kio-plugins
> Version: 4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-2+b1
> Followup-For: Bug #435337
> I have read from a couple of sources, mostly other bug reports for other
> distributions, that kio_fish is deprecated in favour of kio_sftp. Support
> for kio_fish was even dropped for KDE 4.

kio_fish and kio_sftp are not strictly the same.

SFTP and therefore kio_sftp requires that the remote sshd is configured to 
allow SFTP, while kio_fish just requires a "normal" SSH login, i.e. shell.

Since SFTP is specifically designed for file operation over SSH it should 
definitely be preferred, but there might be people needing FISH.
I am also not sure if kio_fish has been dropped for KDE4 or just not ported 
yet by its maintainer.

As for KDE_FORK_SLAVES, it means that applications will fork IO slaves rather 
than requesting them from KLauncher, thus disabling sharing them between 

It is useful for debugging since the slave becomes a child process of the 
application one is debugging rather then being a process cooperating with it, 
but I don't think it makes sense as a general policy.

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring

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