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#3241 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Hint for Amazon S3 New Folder

Reported by: Brainiac 5 Owned by: dkocher
Priority: low Milestone:
Component: s3 Version: 3.2
Severity: trivial Keywords:
Cc: Architecture:
Platform: Mac OS X 10.6

Description (last modified by dkocher)

Cyberduck's feature tag line made me aware of Amazon S3.

It was easy to set up an account at Amazon to give it a try. Without too much reading. I know, RTF. But. I had done enough serious things that day and read my scores of man pages.

The only thing where I ran into a road block in the whole process was when I tried to create a folder (bucket) on AS3. The rest was a breeze.

  • And if ducky prides itself of making things easy, hey, why not add a very small hint somewhere to 1) failed new folder (it says "/" not accepted or so) and 2) failed transfer (when trying to load a folder into root) and that hint would just say "folder name may not be S3-wide unique." And that would have been all that I needed to get my stuff up there and not think for some minutes, Cyberduck may be buggy, and in fact already looking for a different tool. It was by chance that I decided to look it up in Cyberduck's Help, after browsing Amazon for answers for a bit, querying the S3 dev docs.
  • AND if you want to make life really easy, make the login name prompt "AWS ID", instead of "login" or "name" or what it was. Sure, it should be obvious. But then again, one has just signed in to AWS using an email address. Which at least I tried first and wondered.

Again, just trying to help. Great little tool & thanks for the pointer to S3.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed on Jun 12, 2009 at 9:42:22 AM by dkocher

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ description Changed on Jun 12, 2009 at 9:45:42 AM by dkocher

Replying to Brainiac 5:

  • AND if you want to make life really easy, make the login name prompt "AWS ID", instead of "login" or "name" or what it was. Sure, it should be obvious. But then again, one has just signed in to AWS using an email address. Which at least I tried first and wondered.

Currently this is only shown as the placeholder text in the username and password login fields. However the placeholder text is not seen when the text field has focus so we should change the label as well.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ description Changed on Apr 1, 2010 at 5:16:36 PM by dkocher

  • Platform set to Mac OS X 10.6

Replying to Brainiac 5:

  • And if ducky prides itself of making things easy, hey, why not add a very small hint somewhere to 1) failed new folder (it says "/" not accepted or so) and 2) failed transfer (when trying to load a folder into root) and that hint would just say "folder name may not be S3-wide unique." And that would have been all that I needed to get my stuff up there and not think for some minutes, Cyberduck may be buggy, and in fact already looking for a different tool. It was by chance that I decided to look it up in Cyberduck's Help, after browsing Amazon for answers for a bit, querying the S3 dev docs.

The error message displayed says Conflict The requested bucket name is not available. The bucket namespace is shared by all users of the system. Please select a different name and try again.

comment:4 Changed on Apr 1, 2010 at 5:20:47 PM by dkocher

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Also refer to the [wiki.help/en/howto/s3#Buckets wiki documentation] of Cyberduck.

comment:5 Changed on Apr 1, 2010 at 5:21:28 PM by dkocher

Also refer to the wiki documentation of Cyberduck.

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