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From Mark Fortner <>
Subject Re: [VFS] developer ping - future direction
Date Thu, 10 Oct 2013 01:40:59 GMT
Hi Jörg,
Thanks for the link, but I don't think that quite addresses the issue.

What I'd like to see is the ability to automatically install a VFS provider
that isn't already on your local machine.  For example, if I wanted to see
a directory listing of "sftp://someserver/somedir" and I don't already have
the SFTP provider installed, VFS would download and install it for me.
 This is similar to the way in which Groovy's @Grab annotation
automatically installs dependencies when you attempt to run a script whose
dependencies you don't have.



On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 4:50 PM, Jörg Schaible <> wrote:

> Mark Fortner wrote:
> [snip]
> > It was proprietary code for the company I worked for at the time.  I
> don't
> > have access to the code any longer, but it was based on Sun/Oracle's
> > implementation and wasn't that difficult to write.   YANFS uses BSD now
> > (it
> > used to be CDDL).  I'm not sure if the licenses are compatible.
> >
> > Part of the reason that I'd like to have some way of resolving 3rd party
> > providers, is that the user would be able to get the provider, regardless
> > of the flavor of open source license used.
> This has always been possible:
> - Jörg
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