GNOME's Virtual Filesystem Gained SFTP Push Support

GVFS 1.19.2 introduces several important features and squashes annoying bugs

The second development version towards the GVFS 1.20 application for the upcoming and highly anticipated GNOME 3.12 desktop environment, has been released for testing a few days ago, introducing several important features, improvements, cleanups, translations, and bugfixes.

Various areas have been covered in this new development release of GVFS, the virtual filesystem for the GNOME desktop environment, designed to allow users to easily access remote data via FTP, SFTP, SMB, WebDAV, as well as local data via MTP, OBEX, or Udev integration, including SFTP, SMB, AFP, archive, trash, recent, and daemon.

Therefore, we can report that GVFS 1.19.2 implements GFileCreateFlags and push support, improves permission handling and fixes various bugs for SFTP; reports the number of bytes used on the filesystem and fixes various bugs for SMB; makes progress callbacks work with try methods for the GVFS daemon; reports the number of bytes used on the filesystem for AFP.

Moreover, GVFS 1.19.2 sets filesystem size information, sets the is_hidden attribute when appropriate and fixes various bugs for Archive; adds "(invalid encoding)" to files with invalid encoding, supports enumerating non-UTF-8 filenames and fixes various bugs for Trash; no longer marks filesystem as read-only and prevent spurious monitor notifications for Recent.

Last but not least, this second development release of GVFS 1.20 fixes several smaller bugs, cleans the code, and updates various translations. This version is available for download and testing right now (see the link below) via the GNOME 3.11.2 desktop environment. The next development release should be available with the upcoming GNOME 3.11.3 unstable version, due for release next month. More details can be found in the official raw changelog.

Download GVFS 1.19.2 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.

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