Re: Proxy capplet

I suppose I'm not going to have any influence on the UI here really, or
whether or not what should be in here, and what gnome-vfs should handle,
and currently does/does not have the ability to handle in the near
future. So let me say but one thing... PLEASE DO NOT store the passwords
for the proxies in gconf. Please store them in ~/.gnome2_private/ where
they should be stored.

On Tue, 2002-10-22 at 15:02, Jorn Baayen wrote:
> Hi,
> The current proxy capplet is rather incomplete, since it only does HTTP
> proxy. It would be good if it could be extended to handle FTP and SSL
> proxies, socks host, and autoconfiguration URL as well. We need those to
> support proxying in Galeon properly, and gnome-vfs/nautilus should
> surely use them as well.  I'm willing to do the code, and have already
> made some UI mockups:
> There are some problems though: 
> - User/password. These may be different for each server, so we can't
> have a global u/p setting. 99% of the proxy users prolly have these the
> same though, but I think that for system configuration we'd better
> support everything. In my mockups I have moved this to a details dialog,
> since we can't really fit two entries extra per server into the dialog.
> - GConf keys. Right now, the proxy prefs reside in
> /system/http_proxy/host etc. Where do we keep the new keys?
> /system/ftp_proxy/host? That would bloat the /system dir too much IMHO.
> On the other hand, /system/http_proxy/ftp_host would be sucky too. I
> think the best would be to have something like /system/proxy/http/host,
> /system/proxy/ftp/host, etc, but this would break backward
> compatibility.
> It would be really cool if this could be done before the 2.2 UI freeze,
> so that we can remove the proxy prefs from Galeon.
> Comments? Suggestions?
> Cheers,
> Jorn
Rodney Dawes <dobey free fr>

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