__/ [ Robert Kopp ] on Tuesday 28 February 2006 05:57 \__
> I have SuSE 10.0 installed and usually use KDE. I was attempting to use
> Kbear as an FTP client, but then noticed afterward that the icons in the
> panel had disappeared or been scattered around. I fixed this, then
> attempted to use Kbear again, and the same thing happened.
> After that, I downloaded and compiled gFTP.
> rpm -e kbear
>From my short experience with KBear and also word-of-mouth, KBear is
bug-riddled and awkward to use. It's a bear.
I suspect that KBear does not multi-thread transfers, which is a huge
overkill if you deal with large transfer. Multi-threading can speed things
up by two order of magnitude. Konqueror and gFTP multi-thread admirably
well. I believe that Windows XP is the only version from Microsoft (as yet)
that does so too.
I use KDE, but opted for gFTP. FireZilla is acceptable if you can tolerate a
few quirks and bugs and if all transfers are rather small. It's
Firefox-integrated, as the name implies.
Roy S. Schestowitz
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