linux desktop client

Idea ID 2779863

linux desktop client

a desktop client for linux, SLED 12 would be a good start, but platform independent would be better
39 Comments
New Member.
linux desktop client is a must for filr. If filr is the successor of iFolder
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
SLED12 pulled mono support, so no iFolder there either
Contributor.
Contributor.
afaik the deskop client is implemented in Python which means that a linux port might be a manageable effort.
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
Just as a side-note: Webdav access is not a usable workaround for a Linux client as it does not work "offline".
Visitor.
I need Filr for linux!
Outstanding Contributor.
Outstanding Contributor.
I'll vote for this as well. With the removal of the Novell Client for Linux and no Filr client, it really makes it harder to use in a Linux environment.
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
The academic world uses Linux a lot as main desktop. Thus a native client is a must. Don't miss out on the fact that our students are the up and coming decision makers for many companies. They need to be exposed to this great product in the most positive way.
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
As the support for the Novell client for Linux is very poor or none existent as far as I know. Especially if you are running none Micro Focus/Novell/SuSE distribution of Linux. So I agree with everybody that there needs to be an client for Linux. And we have all possible distributions running under our roof.
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
One of my team member from QA has already implemented POC which is almost similar to what am reading in this forum and am sure we can take this forward if we go down on this feature and with her permission I have copy and pasted the same from the abtract .. ------------------------------------------------------------ FILR LINUX CLIENT-POC MOTIVATION: During the Brain-Share preview conducted at the Novell Bangalore (Cafeteria), there was a request for a Linux Client in-addition to the existing Windows and Mac Clients. ABSTRACT: The existing Merged View in MAC is developed with FUSE for OS X . Similar to this, a Merged View Version of Linux Client can be developed with the help of FUSE. With FUSE development library for C language installed, we send the rest requests from the Linux client. The rest requests are sent from a bash script and the XML response from Filr is parsed to be used by FUSE. The username and password are taken as input from command line and the test for Login is made before Mounting FUSE .The same username and password are used while listing folders and files. The requests that were planned for the initial version of the Linux Client are listing folder contents recursively and Displaying Files. The initial version of the Linux Client is only a command Line Version and the Nautilus (File Explorer) Version has not been integrated. -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
Best idea so far.
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