Kévin Ottens ervin at
Mon Nov 15 10:38:17 GMT 2004

Le Dimanche 14 Novembre 2004 00:28, George Staikos a écrit :
> I committed a tool to kdenonbeta tonight called KNetAttach.  (The name
> isn't all that great I guess...)

Hum... yes... the name is not... not that important after all...
My only criticize would be for the "attach" part... since I don't really see 
an "attach" semantic to this tool (or maybe I misunderstand the "attach" 

> I think it's something really missing in 
> KDE and I'd like to see it in the next release.

And it has the right timing in my humble opinion.

> 1) It's ugly right now, and I'd like it if someone wanted to make it pretty
> (add graphics, perhaps choose a few better widgets here and there...)

Maybe it should be the last step... I can do it if you want, but when the 
other points will be addressed.

> 2) Please don't make any design changes to it without running them by me
> first, but feel free to fix bugs.  (Fixing bugs does not include
> reformatting or changing coding style.  I don't want to waste time
> reviewing frivilous patches right now.)

No problem with this.

> 3) The app is basically self-contained in a single .ui +.ui.h.  If anyone
> finds it useful, we could split it into a reusable widget too.

There's no hurry in my humble opinion... but who knows...

> 4) Any ideas for more protocols?
>    4b) It doesn't make sense to add too many protocols, only the most
> popular, since users of those specialized protocols will already know how
> to do this in konqueror, which is really a faster way to do it anyway. 5) I
> haven't tested it very much, basically only fish support.  Testing feedback
> is welcome.

Maybe it could take care of lan:/ too... I don't use it myself but with more 
exposure it may become quite popular.

> 6) How should we best integrate this?  I think it should be prominent and
> easy to access.
> 7) Should it use a special .desktop file instead of a generic Link type?
> Maybe also have a separate folder like MS Windows does?

I'll work on a new "system:/" real soon now, it's currently discussed on 
kfm-devel. This new ioslave will surely require to write another one (surely 
called "remote:/"). As I see it, we'll have an entry to launch the wizard at 
the root of this ioslave, and the added links will be available in this root 

> Any other feedback?  It's really just a proof-of-concept for an idea right
> now, but I think with a bit of work it will become quite useful.

Indeed, and I'd be glad to work with you on this one.

Kévin 'ervin' Ottens,
"Ni le maître sans disciple, Ni le disciple sans maître,
Ne font reculer l'ignorance."

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