[tahoe-dev] barriers to using tahoe

Peter Secor secorp at allmydata.com
Mon Feb 1 23:38:38 UTC 2010


   There is a Win XP/7/Vista installer available from the commercial 
Allmydata.com site that includes everything to get Tahoe up and running 
with an SMB/CIFS interface. The source is available for this installer, 
and in my opinion what is missing to make it work for a wider audience 
is the following:

  * configuration UI for non-Allmydata.com grids
  * configuration UI for non-Allmydata.com authentication
  * update to the current Tahoe version in the back-end (current 
installer is 1.3)
  * enable the FTP interface by default on the local client and 
auto-mount it as part of the installation (current SMB/CIFS interface is 
licensed software)

   Any volunteers? :)


On 2/1/10 3:17 PM, Raoul Duke wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Peter Secor<secorp at allmydata.com>  wrote:
>> about it. In the meantime, if you apply that patch to twisted it will
>> work, noting that it might not be within everyone's timeframe or
>> previous experience to set this up quickly.
> from what i've anecdotally heard, it seems like it would be good for
> Tahoe to have one version that Really Just Works. presumably ideally
> the version needs to be one that would most commonly be used by the
> target (sub) audience. by "target" i mean the one which you first want
> to convince, even if they aren't the long-term biggest end-users. so
> i'm going to pull a guess out of my butt and say that if you had a
> winXP or a win7 installer that Just Worked, that could do a lot to
> help the 'marketing'+'sales' of Tahoe.
> ???
> sincerely.
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