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EVFSGUI Version 2.0 beta 6

December 11, 2009 by

EVFSGUI Version 2.0 is the graphical user interface to the eComStation Samba Client. While EVFSGUI 1.3.x which comes with current eCS RCs only covers basic features, the upcoming Version 2.0 comes with an enhanced and extended feature set.

  • Drag and drop support for file shares
  • Browsing of the network neighbourhood
  • Connection wizard dialogs
  • Main menu bar
  • New global settings
  • Main window is resizable
  • Splitbar between panels (explorer-like look and feel)
  • Connection details view (including passive connections)
  • Double connection detection using md5 hashes
  • New profile saving code (capable of saving and restoring passive connections,too)
  • "Retry" for passive connections (only manually for now)
  • Drag and drop to reconnect passive connections
  • Optionally turn on/off special ($) shares
  • Optionally use small/big icons
  • Profile files may be dropped onto the current connections container
  • Login dialog behaviour matches the one from smbusers now
  • Optionally save passive connections across sessions
  • Works both with EVFS and Netdrive

The latest beta has the following additions compared to previous releases:


  • Added: WPI installer for Plugin, EVFSGUI and Samba Client Utilities (plus variant that includes EVFS for eCS distribution).
  • Added: New global option: Use broadcasts instead of local master browser
  • Added: New menu entry: Save default workgroup to smb.conf
  • Fixed: Also go through double (and passive) connection check, if the profile is loaded as a commandline parameter
  • Fixed: Migrate to enhanced NLV setup subroutines
  • Fixed: Autodetection of filesystem variant did not work properly
  • Fixed: Turn off debug console upon startup
  • Fixed: Don't crash when attempting to create the Autostart script
  • Fixed: Also create %ETC%\samba\lock directory for client
  • Fixed: Properly redraw network neighbourhood after refresh



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