MintUpload will support FTP as well as the already supported “Mint-Space” protocol. Users will be able to define FTP “services” with a name, a hostname, a username, a password and even an optional path. There is no immediate plan to add a graphical configuration tool to mintUpload but it will be possible to add FTP services by simply adding files in /etc/linuxmint/minUpload/services/. Here is an example:
name=My FTP Server
FTP support in mintUpload will be one of the featured improvements coming with Mint 6 and it will also be backported to Linux Mint 5 Elyssa. It already works “in lab” and a package should hit the Romeo repositories this week.
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