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Re: Shaolin Secure FTP v0.98 Beta 3
- From: Michael Hoffman <grouse at mail dot utexas dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 00:50:17 -0500 (Central Daylight Time)
- Subject: Re: Shaolin Secure FTP v0.98 Beta 3
On Thu, 4 Jul 2002, Joseph S. Testa wrote:
> Shaolin Secure FTP v0.98 Beta 3
> Comments and suggestions are encouraged.
Primarily, I would suggest you stop including in your distribution the
copyrighted cygwin1.dll and mount.exe binaries without their source, which
is a violation of the GPL. (I am assuming you did not purchase a
commercial license from Red Hat). Moreover, having multiple copies of
cygwin1.dll is almost certain to cause problems. See:
I am particularly puzzled that you felt the need to include
cygwin1.dll and mount.exe since you require a pre-existing Cygwin
installation with OpenSSH. Wouldn't it be better to get the location
of /usr/bin information from the Registry (or better yet, allow the
user to specify the location of sftp.exe)?
I appreciate the work that has gone into this and it is easier to use
than command-line sftp. But I doubt I will continue to use it in its
current incarnation. I have had several problems, described below.
FYI, I am using CYGWIN_NT-5.1 1.3.11s(0.52/3/2) 20020502. And the
first thing I did upon installing it was delete the extra cygwin1.dll,
but I don't think that should be relevant to the problems I
experienced since this is not a Cygwin application.
I cannot open "special" local directories such as Program Files or
Documents. Since I want to do all my sftp'ing here, it isn't suitable
for my purposes. Also, the "Saved Sessions" feature appears
non-functional. And I wish it had told me before I opened up the
Connect dialog in the middle of the download that it would
automatically terminate my current download.
Thanks for your work. I wish you luck in improving it.
Michael Hoffman <email@example.com>
The University of Texas at Austin
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