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June 6, 2007

OK, Delicate People

by @ 9:37 am. Filed under My Opinion, SUSE Blog News

I took down the post that was giving everyone heartburn, ulcers, and all other forms of negative karma. I’ll be honest, I did it for the reaction. I did save the comments before I deleted it, though, so that I could learn from the helpful suggestions of those not willing to stoop to my level. I’d go more into my compartmentalization issues, and how it’s a lot like multiple personality disorder, but seriously, I doubt I could make it make sense. Anyway, I’m gonna try and keep it a little more mainstream from now on and steer clear of the extremely negative posts. To be completely honest, that particular post was mainly for my own benefit. I am still annoyed that I am unable to browse to a remote machine to save a graphic out from the GIMP. I don’t want to use Krita. I will look into it, but I like the GIMP and I want to be able to do it there. I know that Gnome can browse to remote filesystems. That was not the complaint. My beef was solely that the GIMP cannot (at very least by default) do what I want it to. If so, point me to the documentation, tutorial, or howto that demonstrates how to do this. If not, well, then I’m right and it still annoys the crap out of me. I promise to have a post up very soon that will make us all friends again. As a matter of fact, it’s more like an extended tutorial. Alrighty, then, we’ll chat later.

11 Responses to “OK, Delicate People”

  1. Aaron Says:

    If I recall correctly, you were looking for a way for GIMP to edit files remotely. This is a simple solution with SSHFS. Create a local directory to mount the remote directory to, then mount it with SSHFS. GIMP will have no problem accessing the files and modifying them as seen fit. If you need help with this, let me know. It’s pretty easy.

  2. Scott Morris Says:

    Aaron,
    Hey, bro! Great to see you drop by. I had thought about doing something kind of like that, but with NFS. I just wanted it to just work like it did w/kde. Great suggestion, though. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Steve Dibb Says:

    You wuss, giving into the pansies. If we let the Gnomies have their way, soon the entire desktop will consist of one button. Don’t give in! 🙂

    Oh, and xfce ftw! 😉

    Yes, I’m a cheerleader.

  4. Ernesto Says:

    I have a question, though. I am a Gnome user and I would like to know how this fish:// thing of KDE that you mentioned in the deleted post works. I mean, there’s got to be something on the remote machine that allows it to respond to this fish:// protocol. For instance, for the SSHFS solution to work there’s got to be a SSH server on the remote machine. What’s needed on the remote machine for the fish:// method to work? SHH? or is a KDE thing exclusively? If this is so, then, does the remote machine need to be working on KDE too?

  5. Jason Says:

    The bottom line is, bitching solves nothing. Either put up the code (which I believe you are incapable of), or fund someone who can.

  6. Louie Says:

    Well I for one appreciate your being annoyed. Looking into Ubuntu over the last couple of weeks, being a long time Suse user, I learned about remote browsing on Ubuntu/gnome first. This frustrated me KDE as I ssh/scp’d everything. Thanks for the fish:// tip! Woohoo!

    But how is a newbie (As I consider myself a middle of the road user) suppose to know about fish://. What kind of name is that? It would have been more helpful to call it something like letmeconnecttomycomputeroverthere:// 🙂

    Fuse – there is another wierd name! How about Loadthedrivefromthatcomputertomineformyuse (or luse for short) LOL

  7. Stuart Jansen Says:

    Now I’m upset by your stupid WordPress blog. I tried submitting a comment without an email and it threw everything away instead giving a useful error message. I blame PHP!

  8. Stuart Jansen Says:

    Okay, so eventually the GIMP adds gnome-vfs supports. What next? Are you going to get mad when you fall in love with NEdit and discover it can’t save to G-Mail?

    The answer isn’t gnome-vfs or kio-slaves or any other library. The answer is FUSE. I’m betting the latest openSUSE kernels have FUSE support enabled. If they don’t, be sure to blame openSUSE.

  9. Scott Morris Says:

    Stuart,
    Sorry my blog is stupid, man. 🙂 FUSE sounds sweet, I’ll check into it.

    Louie,
    fish:// may be “file” ssh or something, but it connects to ssh. That’s where the ‘sh’ comes from, anyway.

    Jason,
    You are right. I am incapable of it. Bitching solves nothing, but I sure have fun doing it.

    Ernesto,
    Read my response to Louie. All you need running remotely is a secure shell (ssh) server. You don’t need KDE or anything else running on the remote machine. Just ssh.

    Steve,
    STFU or I will rip your intestines out through your eyesockets.

    Scott,
    Sounds like something I would say.

    Aaron,
    Hey, bro! Great to see you drop by. I had thought about doing something kind of like that, but with NFS. I just wanted it to just work like it did w/kde. Great suggestion, though. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Jason Says:

    As an aside, I do think it should be fixed, and I hope someone does it. It’s just not easy to get enough people to accomplish things sometimes.

  11. Bille Says:

    What happened to freedom of speech?

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