Re: removing the obsolete gnome (gmc) support?


> > While searching for the current MC homepage/download/cvs etc
> > (btw where is it? i still not find it, the
> > url points to some java4linux crap!) i've found an interesting mail:
> You must have lived under rock for years.

sure. i was busy 24/7 with mplayer development and with my job in the rest.
(and still using amc 4.1.35-a12pre (yes a12 was never finished) on all my hosts)

i didn't even know about being a big difference between 4.5.x and 4.6.
i've seen 4.6.0rcX announce recently but i thouht it's just 4.5.xx (xx == too
big number) renamed :)

> Maybe you are Kevin Mitnick? :-)
not (yet) :)

> Go to and enter "Midnight Commander homepage".  Click "I'm
> feeling lucky".  The answer will be prominently displayed in your browser.

Eh. I've tried "midnight commander download patch fix" :)

> > I thought i'm the only not using/liking gmc and wanted to remove gmc
> > from the code years ago.
> You are not alone.

Nice to hear!

> > Yes, I was who started AMC 3 years ago, to
> > make a cleaner, stable mc version targeted for console only.
> > ([.txt|.tar.gz])
> I know about it.  I always wanted to take your FXP support in VFS, but I
> never had time for that.

I've never really used the FXP thing (added for request by friends) but i'll
try to port it now.

> > Now, that i'm about leaving the MPlayer project, I plan to work again
> > on AMC. But I didn't decided yet if i'll continue patching the old 4.1.x
> > series or fork the 4.5.x code and remove the crap (mainly gmc), or maybe
> > start a new project from scratch and maybe porting some parts from 4.1.x
> > or 4.5.x.
> I'm glad to welcome you in our team.  The existence of AMC was an
> important argument for removing the GNOME frontend.  Your expertize will

Eh. I'm really surprised :)

> be very useful.  It would be great if you help us merge changes made in
> AMC.

I'll try to do my best.

> > So, the question: are you planning to remove gnome gmc hack in the
> > near future from 4.5.x tree?
> Why do you care about 4.5.x tree?  4.6.x tree won't have it from the
> beginning.
> Please test 4.6.0-pre3 or the CVS version.  I hope to release 4.6.0 very

I'm downloading (cvs co mc) CVS right now.
I think it will take some time to re-learn the mc code structure, i
haven't seen it since years...

I thought that 4.5.xx is the current version, and its bugs are not fixed 
there since years because no one develops mc nowdays or they're all working
on the gmc part :)
It is the reason why i planned to fork or start a new project from scratch.

It's amazing to see that it's still under development and the goal is again
making a stable bugfree console tool instead of yet another winblows-exploder
or win-commander clone for gnome/X.

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

Developer of MPlayer, the Movie Player for Linux -

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