gvfs and (lib)smbclient (resend)

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Aug 8 14:21:17 MDT 2014

On Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 07:34:17AM +1200, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Echoing a similar discussion between us and sssd, I wonder where in the
> possible boundaries is the most stable API and ABI?
> That is, I'm wondering is the backend API in gvfs a stable, public ABI
> that we could provide a plugin for?  
> I'm just brainstorming, but if
> https://git.gnome.org/browse/gvfs/tree/daemon/gvfsbackendsmb.c were part
> of Samba, and we had some way to ensure we didn't break it, we might be
> able to find a different way out of this conundrum.

That's a really interesting good idea ! Ross, is it possible
for backends for gnome to be maintained by a different project ?

In that case we could certainly make the cli_XXXX interface
usable and keep it working, as that's what we do for internal
use in smbclient.


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