|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
RFC FUSE::Remote modulesby marto (Archbishop)
|on Aug 18, 2006 at 11:08 UTC||Need Help??|
In response to rinceWind's question Abstraction of FTP as a file system I did a little research and suggested using FuseFTP, which is a Perl script which allows you to mount a directory on an FTP server as a file system mount point. I think that this is a very useful program, others share my opinion. I emailed the program's author asking if he had plans to place this on CPAN. It transpires that this is not going to happen for a couple of reasons. I replied to the author asking if he had any objections to me creating a CPAN module along the lines of his program, he had none.
If you are not familiar with FUSE please take a look at the documentation. I would be interested in finding out which other protocols (webdav for example) people would be interested in having a Perl module for.
rinceWind has kindly offered me some mentoring around the whole Cpan process, and he has already offered me some help and support in a couple of other areas, for which I am very grateful. My current plan is to do some research on Cpan module authoring, more research into FUSE itself then a cycle of development and testing of the module before making it available to the public.
In an episode of Dilbert the PHB gets the order of slides mixed up in a presentation on the product development cycle: "Step 1, the name. After all if you don't know what something is called, how will do we know what to build?". The idea I have at the moment is FUSE::Remote::FTP, given that I want to leave scope for future modules to provide a Fuse interface to other protocols (FUSE::Remote::SFTP for arguments sake). I would appreciate any feedback or advice on the naming issue, and anything else I have mentioned in this post.
Thank you for your time.
Update 19th August 2006 @ 00:27am changed Fuse to FUSE as per diotalevi's comment