File manager and article [was: Re: [gtk-list] Re: Gtk app build issues]

>  I've been working on/thinking about a filemanager.  I definitely
>  don't have any code on the magnitude of gzilla, but it's getting
>  there.

Just to avoid reinventing wheels... :-)

I think that if people will be working on a graphical file manager, it
should be KDE.  No flames about this, but that's my point of view.

Or if you want to hack a lot of existing code, I could suggest doing a
Gtk port of the Midnight Commander.  Of course I am biased on this
(Miguel is 10 meters from me right now), but MC is a very good file
manager IMO.  The VFS architecture is pretty cool, and it can be
easily extended.

A graphical MC as I see it would need to have both the usual file
lists and an icon view (both with drag and drop, which needs to be
implemented in Gtk.  Hint, hint --- offix).  I'm not exactly sure
about how you would go about the double-panel stuff, but I'm sure it
can be adapted to a graphical environment.

>  Back on the topic of the LJ, does anyone have an objection to my
>  offering the editors an article about gtk+?  I don't plan an
>  extensive tutorial, just a quick introduction to gtk+ and how it's
>  being used.  If you read the Qt article in the LJ a bit back,
>  that's about what I'm thinking about.. that was the article that
>  really got me tinkering with Qt, and I think the same would do a
>  world of good for gtk+.

Oooh, that is a very good idea.  At least it should get people going.
If I can be of any help, please tell me.  I'd really like to see a lot
of people writing stuff for Gtk.


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