Filezilla isn't a file management tool
|Reported by:||Matthias Seifert||Owned by:|
|Component version:||Operating system type:||Windows|
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If I get these and especialy the responses to them right, the additional code to limit a function which would otherwise just work as expected (i.e. offline editing with a configurable editor) is there, because the "edit" function is only implemented for "automatic transfer". But this in turn isn't automatic (and thus broken to quite some users) as has been reported and confirmed several times, e.g.: #1406, #2765, #2899, #2914, #2992
Furthermore altering "open" (and "double click on files") to make it an alternative to "edit" is refused because Filezilla shall not be a file management tool.
On top of that the non-automatic "automatic upload" meanwhile can be disabled as it's behaviour did irritate several users who instead decided not to make use of it at all. Thus we now have an "edit" function for something which doesn't (fully) work in practice and an "open" function which is useless to most of us.
But if Filezille must not be a file management tool then why is Filezilla insisting on displaying a listing of local files at all? It's even not possible to turn that off.
Either proper file management should be implemented/allowed, or the fractional (or should I say bugged?) file lisitng thingy should be removed completely. Because in the current form it is confusing at best an leads to data corruption or even data loss at worst. Additionally this step would release space on the screen (which could be used by a proper file management tool instead).
Or in short: Filezilla should concentrate on it's job: FTP. It should leave the task of file management to the programs which are good at this "e.g. Explorer, Konqueror, Nautilus or Finder" (codesquid in response to Ticket #2929).