[New] PCManFM GNU branch - testers needed

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PCMan
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[New] PCManFM GNU branch - testers needed

Postby PCMan » Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:03 pm

In the svn repo of pcmanfm, there is a new branch called gnu.

https://pcmanfm.svn.sourceforge.net/svn ... anches/gnu

This is still highly experimental, but quite interesting.
It handles files (copy, move, remove...) with GNU coreutils installed
on your system.
The performance might be slightly lower by using this, and there are
some limitations, too.
However, in this way we can guarantee correct file operations since it
uses system commands.
ACL stuff, sparse files, ... etc. should be handled properly with GNU coreutils.
In addition, CPU usage during file operations is lower.

So, please try it. The GNU support can be turned on with configure
option --enable-gnu (enabled by default).

If it works well, I'll merge it back to trunk.

Cheers!

Frank
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Re: [New] PCManFM GNU branch - testers needed

Postby Frank » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:25 pm

That sounds extremely interesting. Could you please make a source package (.tar.gz) available? Having to install Subversion first is a high-ish hurdle for potential testers.

litemotiv
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Re: [New] PCManFM GNU branch - testers needed

Postby litemotiv » Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:06 pm

PCMan wrote:However, in this way we can guarantee correct file operations since it
uses system commands. ACL stuff, sparse files, ... etc. should be handled properly with GNU coreutils.


Does this mean that the default PCManFM does not guarantee to handle these properly?

And can you please tell which are the limitations you mention?

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Re: [New] PCManFM GNU branch - testers needed

Postby thenktor » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:59 pm

For some reason it doesn't start:

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bash-3.1$ ps ax | grep pcman
20953 pts/9    S+     0:00 grep pcman
bash-3.1$ pcmanfm



And then it hangs.
burnCDDA (burns M3U playlists in a terminal)
last.fm (my last.fm profile)
Zenwalk (I'm a Zenwalk Linux packager)

Frank
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Re: [New] PCManFM GNU branch - testers needed

Postby Frank » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:55 pm

Okay, I got it now ... Following the above link leads to a "raw" view of the Subversion repository where one would have to download each single file by hand. Going to http://pcmanfm.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pcmanfm/branches/gnu/ instead leads to a web interface into Subversion where one can conveniently download a ready-made source tarball.

Been there, downloaded, tried to compile. First it did not want to, because there is some problem with the Finnish language file. After deleting Finnish from two Makefiles, PCManFM compiled and installed nicely.

The program identifies itself as "PCMan File Manager 0.6". It appears to run a little slower than the 0.5 version, but I have not done any measurement. Other than that, everything seems to work in the same way as with version 0.5. Is there anything specific that you would like to have feedback on?

Frank
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Re: [New] PCManFM GNU branch - testers needed

Postby Frank » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:30 pm

PCMan wrote:It handles files (copy, move, remove...) with GNU coreutils installed on your system.


I see in the source code that you pass the "-v" parameter to cp, mv, rm, and ln. Some systems use busybox (http://busybox.net/) instead of the GNU coreutils. For busybox' cp, mv, rm, and ln, "-v" is an unknown parameter and triggers the help screen. Can the "-v" parameter be dropped, or is it in some way essential for the new pcmanfm?

PCMan
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Re: [New] PCManFM GNU branch - testers needed

Postby PCMan » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:51 pm

The progress bar was built on top of verbose messages and a lot of dirty hacks.
That's why GNU coreutils is specifically required since all of those commands have different parameters on different *NIX systems. It's only possible to support GNU coreutils.

canistel
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Re: [New] PCManFM GNU branch - testers needed

Postby canistel » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:58 pm

... downloaded the gnu.tar.gz, extracted it, then got this:

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~/Desktop/gnu$ ./configure
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

canistel
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Re: [New] PCManFM GNU branch - testers needed

Postby canistel » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:15 pm

canistel wrote:... downloaded the gnu.tar.gz, extracted it, then got this:

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~/Desktop/gnu$ ./configure
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory


Ok ok... it appears I'm supposed to run "sh autogen.sh" which I did, and like a previous poster mentioned, had to update a makefile to get rid of the fi translation.

Was this the version that was supposed to come with samba support built-in? Just curious...

maximi89
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Re: [New] PCManFM GNU branch - testers needed

Postby maximi89 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:04 am

Hello, this version come with SAMBA support?
i'm a new betatester ajajaja

Greetings!
good job, this desktop it's awesome!


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