Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Blinky the Shark wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Blinky the Shark wrote:
>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>> Consider changing your FTP client. If it cannot delete
>>>>> recursively, it will probably not copy recursively either. There
>>>>> is an FTP client that's build into Firefox and for a change it's
>>>>> free (and nag-free) even under Windows. It is called FireFTP and
>>>>> there's a beta version.
>>>> I had to install it as an extension, here, Roy. Are you sure it's
>>>> built into the Windows FF?
>>> I have it installed on both a Linux machine (SuSE 8.2, FF 1.0.4)
>>> where it has never crashed (remember it's a beta!) and on Windows 98
>>> (FF 1.0.3) where it can crash if you bang hard on it. It is rarely
>>> critical when an FTP client crashes, unlike for example, text
>>> editors and a multi-tab browsers. You can always pick things up
>>> where you were previously.
>>> FireFTP is not marvellous on its own, but it's free, inter-operable
>>> and I can open it in a new tab with just 2 keystrokes.
>> As I said, I use it. My question was about the claim that it's
>> "build [sic] into Firefox". If it's an extension, I don't see how
>> it's built in.
> I see what you mean now. I also noticed the typo after posting, but
> didn't bother with supersede (having discussed its cr**piness a few
> days ago).
I just didn't want OP (or whoever) to bat his brains out trying to find
FireFTP in his nonextended installation of Firefox. :)
> My phrasing in this NG was poor, admittedly. Let us hope, however,
> that the Mozilla/Firefox team will begin to integrate more extensions
> in the future. Mouse Gestures and FTP, for example, seem to me like
> simple yet valuable features to all.
I'm not too sure I'd support that, although it's certainly a matter of
degree. At first I had the same reaction, then I got to thinking that a
stable minimal (not that I consider FF feature-poor) base browser that's
very, very, very highly customizable like FF is with hundreds of
extensions is probably better. Sure, you have to install them, but
that's a no-brainer, and most are small enough that they're not
a drag even here with my small pipe. I've ended up being pretty well
sold on the extension model. That said, gestures and FTP would be a
couple of the first ones I'd incorporate if FF were my project and I
was looking to add native features.
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