Topic "Kickstarter project for a Linux porting"

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Hi,
I see that there are many requests for a Linux/Mac OS X porting of WinSCP,
and I'd like to see WinSCP running on my Linux box.

Why not start a kickstarter project to support this porting?
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Pathduck
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I think the clue why it might never happen is in the name, i.e. *Win*-SCP Cool

For Mac there's plenty of GUI file transfer Applications (Cyberduck, Transmit, Filezilla), and for Linux there's sure to be heaps as well, mostly built into the OS, like KDE or Gnome.

Personally the big feature of WinSCP is the Commander Interface - and certainly I would like to see it ported to other platforms, I just don't see how it would get enough people interested...
kickstarter

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WinSCP is the most advanced and powerful tool I've never used for file transfer,
the main use for me is editing server configuration files, it make it very easy.
It has some features you don't find in other applications (for example sudo su -)
martin
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Thanks for your suggestion. The problem is not money, but time Smile
braykov
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The real practical solution I see to this is open-sourcing the application and rewriting it with Qt.
martin
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braykov wrote:
The real practical solution I see to this is open-sourcing the application and rewriting it with Qt.

WinSCP is open source (have always been). Rewriting it to Qt is inconceivable task.
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prikryl wrote:
WinSCP is open source

I meant in the sense of open source project that can involve multiple developers collaborating.
In that case also maybe Qt transition will be possible/easier.
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I'm running the latest version of WinSCP under Linux using Wine and it works great!
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