File manager and article [was: Re: [gtk-list] Re: Gtk app build issues]
- From: Federico Mena <federico nuclecu unam mx>
- To: gtk-list redhat com
- CC: miguel nuclecu unam mx
- Subject: File manager and article [was: Re: [gtk-list] Re: Gtk app build issues]
- Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 15:03:10 -0500
> 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
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
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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