About the plugin
Changes and versions
Version 1.4, released Jul 18 2013
In this version one bug in folder context menu has been resolved. Now this menu is displayed properly with all items that dropbox provides.
Version 1.3, released Jul 7 2013
Since this version it's not possible to generate links to albums, modern Dropbox versions could generate "album" for literally any folder inside your Dropbox account, so use context menu option "Share folder and copy link".
Also starting with version 1.3 plugin doesn't require web browser to generate "shared" link, it's copied to clipboard just after you select "Share folder/file and copy link" option in the context menu.
This plugin does not include Dropbox client itself, it's just a plugin for Dolphin File Manager.
Also pay attention that plugin usually is working correctly only with the recent versions of dropbox applications, so very old version won't work properly.
You have to install Dropbox application separately: either by downloading archive and unpacking to some directory or by using installation package provided for your system. For example, for Debian you may want to install package
nautilus-dropbox, it will automatically download and install Dropbox application.
How to use
You need Dolphin installed, of course. Then just install dolphin-dropbox-plugin, open Dolphin, go to menu Settings → Configure Dolphin..., then go to page Services and turn on checkbox Dropbox in the services list (usually it's enabled by default).
After that you'll get context menu for files and folders in Dropbox directory. Plugin provides basic dropbox services:
- generating link to file from directory Public;
- generating link to any file or folder from Dropbox folder (so called “shareable link”);
- viewing file modifications history;
- and some more less important feautures.
To compile project you first need to install kde development packages:
sudo apt-get install kdelibs5-dev cmake
mkdir build cd build cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr ..
How to build debian package:
sh prepare-deb-build.sh _deb
After that you'll find just built package in the directory _deb.