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Exciting improvements in libfm and PCMan File Manager

Recently libfm, the core of next generation file manager, underwent heavy development and rapid changes. Here are some exciting highlights.

  1. The repository was completely moved from svn to git now.
    You can grab the latest source code with following command line:
    git clone git://libfm.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/libfm
  2. Drag and drop now works! You can even drag and drop between two different remote filesystems.
  3. Clipboard handing is greatly improved. Files cut/copied in GNOME/Nautilus, XFCE/Thunar, and even KDE/Dolphin can now be correctly pasted in libfm.
  4. Now libfm correctly mounts remote filesystems on demand.
  5. Basic bookmark support was added.
  6. File associations (default application for file types) can now be changed in properties dialog.
  7. Partial auto-completion for path entry
  8. Moving files now works, but error handling is not yet implemented.
  9. Now errors are correctly reported when the loading of folders failed.

Now we’re more and more closer to our goals, to build a modern, fast, and lightweight file manager supporting gio/gvfs for LXDE. After the core library, libfm, is finished, the development of the next major release of PCManFM will be started. This will fix various old bugs in the original 0.5.x series and provide full access to remote filesystems. So stay tunned and get it well-tested!

Last but not the least, developers are wanted! Please join us if you like LXDE and you know gtk+ and gio programming in C language.

GPicView video of the standard picture viewer of LXDE

This video by maces presents GPicView the standard picture viewer developed by the LXDE team.

Installation in Debian, Ubuntu and other distributions:

pacman -Sy gpicview

Features

  • Extremely lightweight and fast with low memory usage
  • Very suitable for default image viewer of desktop system
  • Simple and intuitive interface
  • Minimal lib dependency: Only pure GTK+ is used
  • Desktop independent: Doesn’t require any specific desktop environment
  • Open source, licensed under GNU GPL

Author

Developed by 洪任諭 (Hong Jen Yee,aka PCMan) Copyright © 2007, Released under GNU general public license.

FAQ

  • How to set gpicview to default image viewer? Use following command line:

xdg-mime default gpicview.desktop `grep ‘MimeType=’ /usr/share/applications/gpicview.desktop | sed -e ‘s/.*=//’ -e ‘s/;/ /g’`

NOTE: xdg-utils is needed here. It’s a tool released by Portland project of Freedesktop.org. Most modern Linux distros have this tool installed by default.

Links

YouTube: http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=ACd3kN3mq_o
Maces Blogpost with German Video: http://www.maces-net.de/2008/10/06/kurzvorstellung-gpicview/
GPicView auf Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.ph…
GPicView in the LXDE Wiki: http://wiki.lxde.org/en/GPicView