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Re: gnome-vfs-sftp

On Sun, 2003-06-29 at 21:57, Oki DZ wrote:
> BTW, the other day I ran remote nautilus and local nautilus. 
> File drag&drop didn't work between them. Was it Gnome2's expected 
> behaviour?

I very much doubt that that will be possible anytime soon. Here's why:

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? should it be
http://local_machine:9999/filename or
ssh://local_user@local_machine/home/local_user/filename? etc. 

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, but I don't think that is something that is likely
to happen, especially since it would break compatibility with all other
DND programs, and would probably have a significant performance impact.

FWIW, even Citrix, which operates in a much more controlled environment,
doesn't let you drag-n-drop files in that fashion.


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