Re: [Nautilus-list] Tales of multiplatformland, or else...

On 06 Jun 2001 00:28:27 -0300, Cesar Cardoso wrote:
> Everybody here knows that Nautilus, as a part of GNOME, isn't tied to
> any OS. It runs (or should run) on Linux, *BSD, Solaris, HP-UX etc. So
> it must be the most platform-independent as it can be.
> On the other hand, cross-platform programs still suffers from the
> problem of speed - you can't use native/kernel services, you must
> sometimes reinvent the wheel, you suffer.

Putting smb in the kernel hasn't made it any faster, IMO.  Worse, I've
observed smbfs to be pretty unreliable compared to smbclient -- smbfs
can completely hang large numbers of processes when the server machine
hiccups or crashes.

So, I don't think Nautilus would lose anything by going with userland
smb only.  It's not like you can't smbmount remote volumes from the
console and then browse them with Nautilus.

Ed McKenzie
<eem12 cornell edu>

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