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Re: [gftp] Status of development?

> Hi,
>    I have not had time to work on gFTP since the last release in Feburary. I
> currently work full time and I am finishing up a master's degree at WVU in
> Computer Science. Needless to say these two items eat up most of my time. The
> little bit of free time that I have I usually try to spend outside in the
> mountains (caving, running, mountain biking, etc). I hope to be finished with
> my degree within a month and a half to two months. After I get caught up on
> other things, I want to work on getting out another release of gFTP early next
> year. So yes, please submit bug reports so that I can get them fixed. The best
> place to submit bug reports is to GNOME's Bugzilla. It'll take me a little bit
> of time to get them fixed, but I promise that I'll get to them.
> Brian

I completely understand your position with time constraints, I have yet
to meet a programmer who doesn't suffer from them :)

I feel that gftp holds a very important position not only as an ftp
program, but on a much larger scale as well: as far as I could find,
gftp is the only GPL ftp program of its kind still in development for
gnome (yeah, I SUPPOSE you could use Kbear or Kasablanca, but that would
also require installing 101 KDE libraries [no thanks]).

I'd like to start going through the gftp source and see if I can't patch
some of the bugs I run into -in an effort to keep things rolling.
Hopefully when you're ready to continue serious development, I'll be
able to hand you a few patches and save you some time --effectively (I
hope) speeding up the release date of the new version.

I hope I have your blessing. :)

Patryk Januszewski

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