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mww Contributor.
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Plans for a Linux client?

I've just installed the Filr 1.0 appliance and there doesn't seem to be a linux client?

Does anyone know if its in the works and just didnt make it time for 1.0?

I'm gonna try wine with the windows client but it seems odd to omit a linux client when the filr appliance is linux and you know.....Novell being a linux company and all.
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Re: Plans for a Linux client?

On 30/04/2013 11:26, mww wrote:

> I've just installed the Filr 1.0 appliance and there doesn't seem to be
> a linux client?


Correct.

> Does anyone know if its in the works and just didnt make it time for
> 1.0?


There is currently no Linux client and I suspect it's rather like the
story for GroupWise - lack of demand dictates priorities.

> I'm gonna try wine with the windows client but it seems odd to omit a
> linux client when the filr appliance is linux and you know.....Novell
> being a linux company and all.


I'd be interested to know how you get on using Wine to run the Windows
Client on Linux.

As for a native Linux client, I suggest you (and others) submit an
enhancement request @ novell.com/rms

HTH.
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abonilla1 Absent Member.
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Re: Plans for a Linux client?

As far as I know, Filr uses WebDav, which should allow you to connect with a client. -> Go into a Folder, then at the bottom click Permalinks, I believe there should be a WebDav URL
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casutton Frequent Contributor.
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Re: Plans for a Linux client?

I installed davfs on Ubuntu 13.04 and was able to mount a webdav volume to our Filr server. It works...slowly.

Ubuntu Manpage: mount.davfs - Mount a WebDAV resource in a directory

I used the following command line to mount and test the webdav connectivity.

mount.davfs -o username=[USERNAME HERE],dir_mode=0700,uid=[USER NAME HERE],gid=100 [url]https://[FILR.SERVER.TLD:8443[/url] /media/[USERNAME HERE]/filr

I ran this as root and used my own logged in username for the command line and it showed up as a mounted volume just like anything else. It was pretty slow however.

I was also able to use webdav from my Macbook Pro by just opening Finder and using command-k and typing in https://FILR.SERVER.TLD:8443 and using my user name and password. That seemed to work fine too. Of course the Mac app is much better and faster. It was slow on the Mac but not as bad as on Ubuntu.
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cwx_holle Absent Member.
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Re: Plans for a Linux client?

Under KDE you can use:
(port is required for on site installations, I guess)
Press: Alt-F2
Enter: webdavs://FILR.SERVER.TLD[:8443]
Press: Enter
Konqi/Dolphin shows up and you can browse the files.
You might need to share something using the webinterface before you can see all folders.
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Re: Plans for a Linux client?

webdav with dolphin works great, thanks for the tip.
This should go into the documentation for clients.
Added a shortcut in my Dolphin filebrowser so now it looks like an integrated piece.

Happy filing.
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