GIMP 2.3 has support for accessing files on SBM shares over gnome-vfs.
It's somewhat hackish as it uses temporary files in order to avoid
having to rewrite all file plug-ins. But in general, it works just fine.
As soon as the long-awaited new file system abstraction layer makes its
way into GLib and GTK+, we will most probably revamp the file plug-in
API and port our file plug-ins to gvfs (or whatever it ends up being
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