The first Beta release of new PCManFM/LibFM

Hello all LXDE users,

Proudly I announced the release of PCManFM 0.9.3 beta + libfm 0.1.9 Beta. Since the begin of the rewrite last year, today we have the first Beta release.

Highlight for this release:
The file operations progress dialog underwent some major rework. Errors are now displayed in a much less obstructive way and the file operations are not interrupted by errors. This improved usability.

Now I declare feature freeze for the first stable release (Should be pcmanfm 1.0 and libfm 0,2).

Please test and make sure things work as expected.
No new features will be added from now on. Experimental new features can only be done in branches.

Now we’re focusing on fixing bugs and improving quality.
Translators please exams the strings in both libfm and pcmanfm.
If there are no big problems found, we’ll enter string freeze one week
later (3/25).

After bugs are fixed and translations are updated, the next Beta
release will be at the end of March.
If there is no accident, the first stable release should be in the
first two weeks of April.

This is the current schedule. Please stay tunned and ask the packagers of your distros to package new pcmanfm/libfm instead of the old pcmanfm 0.5.2 series. This Beta is almost ready for daily use. If we failed to make it stable enough for production use, the release scheduled will be delayed until things work reasonably well. A stable release should be stable. This is the principle of the new PCManFM.