Re: ftp and Nautilus

Hi All,

Calum was kind enough to put together a proposal for going ahead.

It is all here:

This needs changes in gnome-vfs (I have some of this code already) and in gnome-keyring.

There are a couple of things to think about:

1. With dialog2 we are proposing that the user will see the authentication dialog coming back until they log in successfully or press cancel. This is different from what we have now. Right now if the authentication fails there is a warning dialog and that's it. The proposal provides a better user experience. I am not sure yet where this change needs to be made. It would be ideal if all vfs modules that require authentication would nehave like this, but I think every module would need to be changed separately for that.

2. We are also proposing to change the authentication dialog for the ftp protocol only, for other protocols it will stay as it is.

3. If the uri contained a username the username field in the authentication dialog (implemented in gnome-keyring) is not editable. I think the reasoning behind this is that if the user wants a different username or no username at all then they need to create a new launcher. This is quite inflexible in general and creates a complication for this situation as well. If we follow this thinking then if the user used anonymous for the username in the uri then the tickbox should be ticked in the dialog and the user should not be able to untick it. If we don't do this then we don't have a consistent behaviour, however having a tick box that can not be unticked is not good at all. Any suggestions (particularly from the gnome-keyring maintainer) are welcome. I personally think it might be good to make that username field always editable again.

Any thoughts about this?



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