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Available support for protocols / file systems

In efforts to connect PCManFM to a ssh server using SFTP, I found the interweb documentation PCManFM protocol support lacking. Making changes to the PCManFM wiki entry seems like a good starting point. My solution to this problem required installing GVFS to provide the necessary support. However, prior to editing the PCManFM entry, I am hoping the crowd, however small, might be able to answer a quick question. Udisk, the default backend for PCManFM, is quite brief in describing its features on the page. Does Udisk offer any of the protocol support that GVFS does? My quick search indicated not, however someone with more experience with Udisk or PCManFM might be more helpful.

Thanks in advanced.

AUR packages

I have done this edit. My point is that if a user wants to get information about variants can just browse the AUR. In detail:

  • PCManFM2 is available in AUR as VCS package. There is plenty of vcs packages, a very high number of package has one -git or -svn in AUR, IMHO there is no need to say that. Plus, they are generally not recomended for every day use.
  • pcmanfm-mod note is a bit ancient, so 0.9x stability note is. The program uses deprecated HAL and it has been superseded by spacefm
  • PCManFM_with_Search is out of date.
  • Maybe a note about pcmanfm-qt would be interesting.

-- Flu (talk) 06:26, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Well, a generic discussion about mentioning different variants of applcations in AUR has already been started in Help talk:Style#git/vcs/source builds, where I've posted my opinion.
Regarding your specific edit to this article, the section as it was before its deletion looked indeed bad and should at least have been restyled in the vein of all the other lists of applications around. However the removal of the out of date packages could be considered legitimate, but not for the reason you've specified in the Edit Summary, but right because they're out of date versions. pcmanfm-git has 249 votes in the AUR, I wouldn't have any problem in seeing it mentioned in the article, however it's not that I'm not sleeping at night because now it's not mentioned any more :P Definitely mentioning pcmanfm-qt would be a useful addition to the article: if an AUR package is linked properly, be it an extension to the application, an alternative version or whatever else, I don't really get why it should bother anybody.
-- Kynikos (talk) 15:23, 11 June 2013 (UTC)