Gnome vfs is the gnome virtual file system. it is the foundation of the nautilus file manager. it provides a modular architecture and ships with several modules that implement support for local files, http, ftp and others. it provides an uri-based api, a backend supporting asynchronous file operations, a mime type manipulation library and other features.
this package contains extra vfs modules for the gnome virtual file system. it includes:
* the bzip2 module;
* the ftp module;
* the http module (which also includes support for webdav);
* the smb module, to browse windows shares.