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by Nixer
Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47346

Norton Commander is an ancient file manager, working in DOS environment. No wonder it cant do those things you mention. On the other hand Total Commander (former Windows Commander) does this trick very well, but with its internal FTP client. Which is the right way to be done. Fin Yes you do need in...
by Nixer
Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47346

I'd address these in order, but... well, you see. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6? Are all solved so long as your shell extension supports "mounting" the remote FTP location as a drive. Shock and horror, you don't actually need a fully-integrated IFS driver to make your programs think you've got a drive. Do you ...
by Nixer
Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47346

Let's keep this in bloody perspective. First, ROS' objective is NOT to support as many file systems as possible. Nor could we, since no one seems interested in actually writing those file system drivers, and the devs are far too busy to work on them right now. Now, regarding this whole FTP and HTTP...
by Nixer
Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47346

To EmuandCo 1. NC can open network drive. It cannot open FTP location. 3. Executed program searches for its components in the location from which it is executed. You cannot start multi-file application from FTP if you use shell extention. And Open Document Format is only one of different formats. 4....
by Nixer
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47346

Well... 1. 2. and 6. works very well on XP. 3. And will never be, you need to load all Dlls into RAM ergo, need to FULLY load them. 4. I dont understand. 5. Another never ever. You need RAW Drive access to boot a OS, which is IMPOSSIBLE. 1. You cannot open an FTP location with Norton Commander on X...
by Nixer
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47346

Well, this is HTTP, not FTP. But I still dont get why we should write a FS Driver for that. Windows uses a shell extension and we aim to be compatible to it. Give us ONE good reason for a FS Driver. The reason is to support as many file systems as possible. Shell extention does not allow: 1. Use ra...
by Nixer
Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47346

Nixer: And now guess, what libcurl on which it is based does. It tranfers the file onto your HDD to get raw access to it. Give up. :twisted: Why do you think so? libcurl supports piping and random access to any part of the file. It does not need to save the entire file on the hard drive. This tool ...
by Nixer
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47346

Windows has NO File System Driver because its not possible in the way you want it, so ReactOS does not have one, too. As you already heard you CANT mount a FTP Resource as a Files System. FTP is not Able to do this. There is only one way to do so. Load the file and run it from a existant FAT/NTFS e...
by Nixer
Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47346

mf wrote:What you want is a shell extension like WebDrive. You don't want filesystem drivers for something like this.
I dont want shell extention. I want filesystem drivers.
by Nixer
Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47346

I really don't see what the problem would be. Yes, it will be slow over the internet, and yes connection can suddenly drop. But apart from that it would probably be pretty easy. Just a file system driver that acts as a wrapper for FTP. A filesystem driver for HTTP is already done through FUSE. http...
by Nixer
Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47346

Providing I understand you correctly, FTP wasn't designed for what you want. You'd literally need to create a new file system for this kind of across the network syncing and access. Current file systems and operating systems basically present their drives, providing they're shared, and create the i...
by Nixer
Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47346

Hi, What? Probably he means something like the ftp-viewer or smb-viewer which is build into the explorer. When "executing" a file located on a ftp server, it is first downloaded and then the operation for the open command is executed on that temporary file. It is how it made in Windows. Because Win...
by Nixer
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47346

Files from a disk also should be "downloaded" into memory. Just the same with FTP. These files cannot be executed because there is no such file system driver that allows to mount an ftp location as a filesystem.
by Nixer
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47346

File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives

Is it possible to create definite file system drivers to access HTTP, FTP and other internet locations as any other disk or network drive? I.e. to be possible directly execute files from these locations as well as mount network drives? Is it possible to to treat archives (zip, rar, cab) as definite ...
by Nixer
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Russian
Topic: Проект опоздал
Replies: 73
Views: 48990

Re: Proekt opozdal

Неужели вы считаете, что сможете создать, догнать и перегенать проект в которые вкладываются милионы баксов, над которым работают уже больше чем десяток лет профи, которые получают за это реальную немаленькую зарплату. И в Linux вкладываются бабки и работают профи. А Open Office вообще был изначаль...