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Project update

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 at 03:57

I guess some of you are wondering what is going on with these days, and the truth is – not much. I started out on a python port about a year ago, and was about 70-80% done when other (paid) projects distracted me. I am still busy with other projects and probably will be for a few months. This doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten all about , and I still want to get the rewrite done. So, for those thinking is dead, this is a little update on what is (not) happening.

The current state of the new is:

  • Pure python
  • Works with python 2 and 3
  • GTK+ 3 / pygobject GUI mostly done
  • Basic FTP connections and transfers working fine
  • Bookmarks compatible with the old format

The missing parts:

  • SSL/TLS connections (should be fairly simple)
  • SSH/SFTP (will use paramiko, and hope for python 3 support soon)
  • Some GUI improvements and cleanups

So.. when? I honestly don’t know. It all depends on available time and motivation, but I hope to get going on this again soon.

For anyone interested, the source can be found at https://github.com/chreide/

Any kind of help are appreciated!

  1. Steven says:


    I’m happy for the GTK3 transition but it’s sad to write such a great app into a script language like Python. I know there are a lot python developers out there but the Vala language
    is growing fast in popularity. A transition from Mono to Vala wouldn’t be more difficult than the python one. Also as a Vala project you would have a better performance and you could join the elementary OS project.
    In my opinion they have a big vision in changing the linux desktop once again, in using modern GTK libraries, making the apps feature rich, good looking and above all easy to use due their
    very talented GUI designers. You should really think about it into joining elementary. Another advantage is their motto they only release their software/OS when it’s ready.
    So they take their time to release their software they only do when it is very polished.

    Keep up the good work Steven 😉

  2. Mike Lenzen says:

    Great to hear you haven’t forgotten .

    • Rubens says:

      Yeah, that is true but on the shared hniostg that I’m working off of everything has to installed in your home directory, you don’t have access to root, which is why I had to use configure and make. Now if you could use something like yum and direct it to which directory you want to install to then that would be useful

  3. jEsuSdA 8) says:

    I’m happy to read this words!

    Great work and we will waiting!


  4. MaxB says:

    I just want to thank you for this program. I just started using it on Ubuntu Quantal, and it’s wayyyy better than Filezilla and GFTP…

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