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FTP Client: progress update
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Morph
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: FTP Client: progress update Reply with quote

Hi everyone,
The Project of the Month for September is a graphical FTP client. Work is well underway - see a screenshot and updates on recent work on [url=http://forum.syllable.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Projects.FTPClient]the wiki page[/url].

There are a few things that non-programmers can contribute to:
* a nice icon for the app
* a good name for the app
* we might need some more icons later, stay tuned!
* we'll need it translated into other languages, later

Post here if you have a good icon or a clever name to suggest Smile
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hakim



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just looked at the screenshot - shouldn't the "port:" part be near the "host:"?
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Kaj
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you maintain a technical order, yes, but not if you maintain an order in which the user is most likely to have to use fields.
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Morph
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another job that doesn't require any programming (some knowledge of C code required):

We need some code to parse a directory listing (like you get from 'ls -l' command), converting it into a list of filenames, file sizes, modification dates, etc. It would be tedious to write this from scratch ourselves (though if you want to have a go, please feel free!), especially when there is existing code we might be able to use.

So, have a look around at the source code for your favourite ftp clients, and post here if you find the code that does the directory parsing and it satisfies these conditions:
* C or C++
* not using any extra libraries etc other than standard libc/c++
* looks easy to port (doesn't use too many app-specific functions, etc)
* BSD or LGPL

The best places to look will be gui ftp clients, since terminal-based ones typically don't need to do any parsing.

Any suggestions welcome!
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NecroRomancist



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like this?

[url]http://cr.yp.to/ftpparse.html[/url]
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Vanders
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We still need a name for the FTP client. If anyone has any suggestions, please post them!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SimpleFTP
sFTP
SuperFTP
SunFTP
myFTP
EasyFTP
IceFTP
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Morph
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd suggest something without 'ftp', since it could potentially be used for sftp, smb & other protocols.
How about 'Transferrer', keeping in style with the likes of 'Archiver' and 'Calculator'? Maybe someone can find a better synonym for transfer?
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skywaker



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: I vote for Reply with quote

Something like ---FileTransport----
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Vanders
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Morph"]How about 'Transferrer', keeping in style with the likes of 'Archiver' and 'Calculator'? Maybe someone can find a better synonym for transfer?[/quote]

We could take a leaf out of Microsofts book and call it "Squirter".

On second thoughts, maybe not.
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Mask of Destiny



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about Transfer Station?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like skywaker's FileTransport and Morph's Transferrer
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makz



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suggest Teleport and vote for Transferrer
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Vanders
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make some suggestions and I'll put a quick poll up soon, if everyone is O.K with that?
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dav7



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without even seeing skywaker's post, I thought... "something with transport..."

sTransport?

The 's' being for 'stream', since a file going over the net is a stream... it... sounds cool to me, at least.

-dav7
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