[PATCH] Multi-Protocol IO-Slave

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Sun Jan 13 10:16:50 GMT 2008

On Sunday 13 January 2008, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> Am Sonntag 13 Januar 2008 schrieb Aaron J. Seigo:
> > On Saturday 12 January 2008, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > > This is my first and last comment to this thread but i really
> > > don't see why we want that in KDE, it seems to me that we already
> > > support everything gio/gvfs does and probably better since our
> > > KIOs have been much more tested that their new gio/gvfs code, so
> > > i don't see the point in this unless it's
> >
> > i don't think the benefits have really been communicated at all,
> > no.
> The idea is to have the desktop and the applications share the same
> vfs, so that the passwords for example are cached the same. Right now
> you need to reenter the smb password if you call a KDE app on a GNOME
> desktop or vice versa.

A much better solution for this would be using a desktop-independent 
password caching service. But then again why should the gnomes use a 
great tool like KWallet instead of reinventing their own solution. 
Apropos, KWallet. I'm surprised that kio_smb does not seem to support 
KWallet(?). Otherwise, it wouldn't matter whether you are running it in 

Another wrong example would be proxy settings and again the only 
sensible solution for this are desktop-independent, system-wide shared 
proxy settings. Why? Because Firefox and Thunderbird and Skype, etc., 
will use neither KDE's nor GNOME's proxy settings, but they might be 
convinced to use system-wide proxy settings. Currently, all those 
applications use their own settings which is a major PITA for the 

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