Filezilla should set a "Default editor" by default

Bug #310167 reported by Brett Alton on 2008-12-21
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
In Progress
filezilla (Ubuntu)
Adrien Cunin

Bug Description

Binary package hint: filezilla

When right-clicking a remote file in Filezilla, a sub-menu appears with "View/Edit" as an option. Selecting this option fails until an editor is set under "Edit > Settings > File editing > Default editor:".

Since Filezilla is a GTK-based application and since Ubuntu's default text editor is gEdit, I propose adding gedit as Filezilla's default editor.

As per the user's preferences, this line is in the XML file ~/.filezilla/filezilla.xml

<Setting name="Default editor" type="string">/usr/bin/gedit</Setting>

I'm not sure how to set this up for FileZilla, the application itself, however.

Adrien Cunin (adri2000) on 2008-12-25
Changed in filezilla:
assignee: nobody → adri2000
Adrien Cunin (adri2000) wrote :

This should not be required as FileZilla is supposed to open the appropriate application for the file you're trying to edit. The "default editor" is only used in case it fails.
Can you confirm this behaviour? On which kind of file does it fail?

Anyway, I'm looking into how it would be possible to set a default editor by default.

Changed in filezilla:
status: New → Incomplete
Adrien Cunin (adri2000) wrote :

Work is in progress upstream to implement a dialog showing up when editing a file not associated with any application asking the user what to do. See attached a mockup of this from upstream.

Changed in filezilla:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
status: New → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package filezilla - 3.2.2~rc1-0ubuntu1

filezilla (3.2.2~rc1-0ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

  * Uploading RC version before FeatureFreeze
     - Packaging taken from Debian's git repository
     - Final version will be synced once it's released and uploaded to Debian
  * New upstream release (LP: #326578)
     - New features: bookmarks, logging to file and synchronized browsing
     - libdbus support
     - Fixes some encoding issues with some locales (LP: #312246)
     - Better handles editing files with no application associated (LP: #310167)
  * Updated features list in package description with new features
  * Added libdbus-1-dev build-dep and explicitely use --with-dbus when

 -- Adrien Cunin <email address hidden> Sun, 15 Feb 2009 17:07:57 +0100

Changed in filezilla:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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