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Tkchooser is in beta release. I'm still having trouble with appleshare mounting, but there are good things in sight since someone has taken over afpfs development. It is beta because the code is fairly stable and the plugin architecture, while subject to change, is in place and ready to receive third-party plugins. The tarball contains an architecture/API description of sorts which will hopefully inspire some interest. Help is needed with regards to the appletalk support (originally my primary goal!) as afpfs needs work and broadcast for netatalk needs to be (re)written.
If anyone would like to write a separate rumba plugin (the rumba name has changed, I think to support smbshare mounting under non-Linux machines, please email me.
The plugins listed below have been contributed by other authors and/or are not part of the current distribution. Please see the documentation that comes with them. For the most part, installing a plugin is as simple as copying the tcl file to your untarred distribution's plugin directory, its icon to the distributions icon directory, and running "make install." If you've already installed tkchooser, however, you can just copy the plugin tcl file and icon into your installation's directory tree (e.g. /usr/local/lib/tkchooser/icons, /usr/local/lib/tkchooser/plugins).
As an owner of both a mac and PC, I didn't think much about using the
appropriate proprietary icons for tkchooser. However, at the
suggestion of a user, I've decided to replace them with something more
in e GNU spirit. Since I'm a miserable computer artist, I'm soliciting
submissions for replacements to the proprietary icons currently used in
The guidelines are as follows:
Email me, Ethan Gold at <etgold at thaumaturgy dot net>. If you would like to be on the to-be-created mailing list, please send me email. If there is enough interest I will start one beginning with any respondants.
"Chooser", "Macintosh", and "MacOS" are Trademarks and/or copyrights of Apple Computer Inc.