Release Digest: GNOME, October 4, 2004

gnomevfs-mount 0.0.1

Hello folks.

Since I saw gmailfs (1), I wondered why gnome does not have a
way to mount gnomevfs-uris on the linux filesystem.

I have taken a look into fuse (2) and I realized it would be
very easy doing the same with gnomevfs.

Then, I’ve written a small program, named gnomevfs-mount (3)
available in my primates (currently, but it could be moved to a
SourceForge project soon).


Installing it is easy, just ./configure && make
&& make install

For rpm based distributions (RedHat, Fedora, Mandrake) a spec is
provided inside the tarball, then you can generate rpms with:

rpmbuild -ta gnomevfs-mount-0.0.1.tar.bz/2

Right now, it does not support authentification. Then, if you
want to mount sftp uris, you have to either provide the password as
part of the uri or put your ssh key into the ssh server.

Current missed or broken features:

  1. No support for authentification.
  2. The reported size of the files is always wrong.
  3. No cache for operations.
  4. Error handling fairly incomplete.
  5. Not well documented.

People, I need patches and help to improve this program.

The main priority now (IMHO) is adding support for
authentification (maybe using some gnome-authentification-manager,
no idea).

I’m at your service by email.






Sandino Flores Moreno <tigrux@ximian.com> Ximian

GnomePython 2.6.0

GnomePython 2.6.0 has just been released. I offers convenient
wrappers for most APIs in GNOME 2.6 platform, including the
follwing modules:

gnome, gnome.ui, gnome.canvas, gnome.vfs gconf
bonobo, bonobo.activation, bonobo.ui
gnomeprint, gnomeprint.ui

The source tarball can be found here:


Please file bug reports here:


Overview of Changes from gnome-python
2.5.90 to gnome-python 2.6.0

  • bonobo
    • bonobo.AppClient is only a GObject, not a BonoboObject
    • bonobo.event_sourceclientadd_listener
      now returns the new listener, to allow future disconnection
    • Remove CORBA exceptions from all bonobo callbacks
    • Fix a bug in bonobo.generic_factory_main (Gustavo)
  • gnomeprint
    • Add new pango/gnomeprint integration API if libgnomeprint 2.8
      is installed (Gustavo)
  • vfs
    • Add missing bytes_requested parameter to read/write callbacks
      of async operations (Gustavo)
    • Raise exception when trying to subclass vfs types (Gustavo,
  • applet
    • Workaround problem in PanelApplet constructor (Gustavo)
    • Fix initialization of bonobo (Gustavo)
  • general
    • Mixed 32/64 bit architecture installation fixes (Jonathan
    • Add gnome_python_version variable to the gnome module
    • Resolve all known compiler warnings (Gustavo)

Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro

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