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Re: [OT/Sometimes Windows is better] Horrible GNOME File Picker (Was: Open (helper application chooser) for iceweasel/icedove is too simple)

Liam O'Toole said...
> On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 14:47:52 -0000
> marc <gmane@auxbuss.com> wrote:
> [...]
> > In passing, I'll mention that the Windows' file manager Directory
> > Opus 8 [1] is something that the Nautilus, Konqueror and Krusader
> > folk should examine. If Linux could get close to just its two pane
> > setup, I would be a happy man. Add to Opus 8 the integration of
> > TortoiseSVN, and Windows deals Linux a good few healthy blows.
> [...]
> Also in passing ... Konqueror can give you a multi-pane view and
> (courtesy of Cervisia) integration with a CVS client.

Multi-pane in Konq is very limited, though [1]. Konq also integrates, of 
a fashion, with SVN - again, in a very limited (update and commit) way 
vs TortiseSVN.

I use both platforms to develop, using gvim also on both, and for the 
file manger, edit, SVN process, the (admittedly paid for, though not 
much) Windows environment is far more efficient, simply because the 
tools are better designed.

Caveat: None of this has anything to do with M$, of course, because, 
other than the OS, I don't use anything of theirs at all :-)

But really, why the devs don't 'borrow' more from excellent designs is a 
bit baffling to me. I'd happily pay for a decent file manager on Linux.

There's just not enough 'borrowing' going on and too much NIH [2], as I 
see it.


[1] At the very least it should allow: tree-pane-tree-pane, and provide 
up, back and forward buttons per pane. And multi-tabs per pane. Krusader 
almost gets it right, but they ruin it by putting the trees /under/ the 
directories! I considered forking Krusader, but then I saw the code :-|

[2] Not invented here.

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