View Full Version : [xfce] XFCE 4.6 / Thunar 1.0.0 and network support

March 4th, 2009, 05:33 PM
I'm trying to figure out if XFCE 4.6 / Thunar 1.0.0 have network support yet (e.g. the ability to view sftp:// samba:// etc.)

According to their news page (http://thunar.xfce.org/news.html), Thunar 1.0.0 is supposed to have this support, but I see no mention of it in the actual release.

As mentioned above, not all items from the 1.0.0 roadmap were completed. One of the most often requested features is still in the pipeline: Network support. This is because implementing this feature properly is somewhat difficult, because we do not want a KDE or GNOME like solution here, but a working(!) solution, transparent to all applications, not only a few applications using KIO or gnome-vfs.

This feature will arrive with the 1.0.0 release, which is planned for August 2007. In the meantime it is suggested to use one of the currently available FUSE-based solutions. There are several HOW-TOs covering the setup of such solutions (i.e. here is one for Xubuntu).