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    New PCManFM calls for testing! GVFS is now supported.

    Hello,
    I'm the main developer of the desktop environment LXDE and its file manager, PCManFM.
    After six months of developement, here I'm glad to announce that the next generation PCManFM calls for testing.
    This is not a revision, but a total rewrite based on glib/gio and also supporting gvfs.
    It's almost time to have the first public alpha release. So I'm here to call for testing and we can fix the bugs according to user feedback. This might be included in Lubuntu, too. So please help us.

    Main changes:
    1. remote file systems are now accessible within pcmanfm. (requires gvfs)
    2. trash can is now working. (requires gvfs)
    3. desktop management is re-written (not yet finished)
    4. Better compatibility with other DEs
    5. Some features are now lacking because this is a total rewrite from scratch and the source code is not based on the original pcmanfm 0.5 series.
    6. While supporting gio and gvfs, pcmanfm2 didn't become heavy. Its performance is still as good as the original pcmanfm 0.5 series. Don't argue with me before you try it. To see is to believe.
    7. The core of the file manager now becomes a separate library called libfm. It can be used by other programs requiring file management facilities. (Yes, it's possible to develop your own two-pane-layout file manager based on libfm.)

    You can grab the latest source code in development for testing and previewing from the git repo with following command line.
    Source code of libfm (required to compile pcmanfm):
    Code:
    git clone git://pcmanfm.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/pcmanfm/libfm
    Source code of new pcmanfm (This is a total re-write. If you need source code of old deprecated pcmanfm series, please check it out from svn repository.):
    Code:
    git clone git://pcmanfm.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/pcmanfm/pcmanfm
    Please install libfm before compiling pcmanfm. Libfm itself brings an standalone demo program named libfm-demo, which could work as a minimal file manager. Both libfm and pcmanfm can be compiled with following commands:
    Code:
    ./configure --sysconfdir=/etc
    make
    sudo make install
    More details:
    http://blog.lxde.org/
    http://blog.lxde.org/?p=601

    Please read http://blog.lxde.org/ to get latest news about LXDE.
    Last edited by PCMan; February 13th, 2010 at 11:12 AM.

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    Re: New PCManFM calls for testing! GVFS is now supported.

    Hey, PCMan,

    If I get this to work, it will be the first time I have ever successfully compiled any software. I'm new to Linux and addicted to APT.

    So I managed to get the source with git. But when I cd into libfm and try to run ./configure, I find that there is no configure file. What am I missing?

    Thanks!
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    Re: New PCManFM calls for testing! GVFS is now supported.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac9416 View Post
    Hey, PCMan,

    If I get this to work, it will be the first time I have ever successfully compiled any software. I'm new to Linux and addicted to APT.

    So I managed to get the source with git. But when I cd into libfm and try to run ./configure, I find that there is no configure file. What am I missing?

    Thanks!
    I'm having the same problem.

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    Re: New PCManFM calls for testing! GVFS is now supported.

    Pcman, you're the man. I'm one of those who wanted a trashcan, because of the occasional "oh #$%!, I didn't mean to delete that!" Mistakes happen even among pros. Feature request?: directory tree and locations panes visible simultaneously would be amazing. Alternatively if that's not doable, maybe add removable drives to bookmarks or tree view, so I never have to leave tree view to mount a thumb drive?
    Love your file+desktop manager. Starts up fast, low resource usage, well-picked featureset, attractive simple interface... You do great work. Thanks so much.
    Last edited by halfvulcan; February 25th, 2010 at 03:43 PM.
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    Re: New PCManFM calls for testing! GVFS is now supported.

    Finally support for trash. Thank you tons for this amazing file manager by the way. I just love its speed and versatility.
    Ubuntu user #20092 || I can't sing.

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    Re: New PCManFM calls for testing! GVFS is now supported.

    I was able to configure and install libfm. But i only could configure pcmanfm, when i do make i get some errors.

    Can anyone help?

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    Re: New PCManFM calls for testing! GVFS is now supported.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkblood View Post
    I'm having the same problem.
    The ling PCMan provided gives an incomplete package. Go to his sourceforge page and get the newest versions.
    Desktop - AMD Sempron 1.6 Ghz, 1 GB RAM, 1 TB HD, Kubuntu 11.04
    Laptop - Intel Celeron 1.3 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 30 GB HD, Lubuntu 11.04 + Lubuntu PPA

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    Re: New PCManFM calls for testing! GVFS is now supported.

    Don't bother. There's no makefile.
    Desktop - AMD Sempron 1.6 Ghz, 1 GB RAM, 1 TB HD, Kubuntu 11.04
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    Re: New PCManFM calls for testing! GVFS is now supported.

    why not just use the ppa?
    https://launchpad.net/~lxde/+archive/ppa

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    Re: New PCManFM calls for testing! GVFS is now supported.

    Quote Originally Posted by kerry_s View Post
    Looks like that PPA has the "original" 0.5 PCManFM, and not the complete rewrite.
    Myth: Linux is only usable with a persistent Internet connection. WRONG!
    You can use Keryx to download your .debs with dependencies from any OS!

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