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UI component that is a unified file browser for a range of file systems.
At the moment file:/, ftp:/, sftp:/ and ivo:/ (myspace) are supported
plus a few internal protocols which are used to represent running tasks, results, and astroscope queries.
There's a main file explorer window, plus an embedded file-viewer which is used within the
windows to display processes and results.
Selecting one or more files updates the
list with actions possible on these files.
the same activites are also available from a drop-down menu, and a right-click-popup.
Files can be copied between locations via drag-and-drop - in this way, results can be saved out of astroscope by dragging them into a file explorer.
Implement the full range of
over files - move, rename, compress, cut/copy/paste, show properties.
Display progress information when performing tasks (e.g copy, delete) - so user can see something is happening, and has a chance to cancel it.
VOSpace filesystem support
Integrate drag-and-drop with the host Desktop - so that files can be uploaded by, eg, dragging them from Windows Explorer into a fileexplorer window, and vis-versa.
Plastic filesystem - browse connected plastic applications, each plastic message type they accept is presented as a 'drop folder' into which files can be dropped.
Support for other e-science filesystems? there's code available for
GridFTP and SRB
- 28 Jun 2007
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Topic revision: r2 - 2007-07-27 - 16:33:45 -
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