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Project update

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 at 03:57

I guess some of you are wondering what is going on with bareftp these days, and the truth is – not much. I started out on a python port about a year ago, and was about 70-80% done when other (paid) projects distracted me. I am still busy with other projects and probably will be for a few months. This doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten all about bareftp, and I still want to get the rewrite done. So, for those thinking bareftp is dead, this is a little update on what is (not) happening.

The current state of the new bareftp is:

  • Pure python
  • Works with python 2 and 3
  • GTK+ 3 / pygobject GUI mostly done
  • Basic FTP connections and transfers working fine
  • Bookmarks compatible with the old format

The missing parts:

  • SSL/TLS connections (should be fairly simple)
  • SSH/SFTP (will use paramiko, and hope for python 3 support soon)
  • Some GUI improvements and cleanups

So.. when? I honestly don’t know. It all depends on available time and motivation, but I hope to get going on this again soon.

For anyone interested, the source can be found at https://github.com/chreide/bareftp

Any kind of help are appreciated!

 

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