Filezilla does a GREAT job as a Windows Client (to a
*NIX Server), but KBear doesn't provide a similar
feature for the KDE Client connecting to a Windows
Server. Upoading to WIndoz Web Servers, which can
involve a mix of binary files (graphics, java jars,
multimedia files) and text files (html, css, php) is
KBear 2.1 documentation says that "Binary will work in
99% of transfers" and mentions only "some perl scripts"
as an exception... This is badly wrong when
uploading/downloading with Windows Servers.
As Filezilla does, KBear should offer "auto" mode for
ASCII vs. BINARY transfers. When running in "auto"
mode, KBear should transfer all files using Binary,
except for files which match the following (default)
*.asp *.bat *.c *.cfm *.cgi *.conf *.cpp
*.css *.dhtml *.diz *.h *.hpp *.htm *.html
*.inc *.js *.mak *.nfo
*.pas *.patch *.php *.phtml *.pinerc *.pl
*.shtml *.sql *.tcl *.tpl *.txt *.vbs
The Filezilla "Edit/Options/File Transfer Settings"
menu provides a panel to choose "auto", "ASCII",
"Binary", with the list of ASCII patterns shown below.
The User can add/delete patterns to this list of files
which should be transfered in ASCII. (For example, I
have added "php3" to the default list).
I must currently use Filezilla on a separate Windows
machine to properly manage ASCII/Binary files which
must be uploaded to a Windows Server. (Download using
Filezilla's "auto" feature, then upload to the Windows
Server from the Windows Client.)
I would much prefer to use KBear, transfering directly
from my Web Development machine to the Windows Server.
I am not capable of code Development (C++ or KDE, or
??) but I would be very happy to contribute
documentation changes, UI design review, and testing
for this feature.
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