File managers (was: Re: Hello)

Erik Harrison erikharrison at
Mon Jul 11 21:41:56 CEST 2005

On 7/11/05, Keith Dart <kdart at> wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Jul 2005, ZephyrQ wrote:
> > On Mon, 2005-07-11 at 01:22 +0200, Mike Massonnet wrote:
> >> I am discovering XFCE4 and it is *great*! :)
> >> Good night.
> >
> > Ditto.  Been using Gnome for years.  Just upgraded to 2.8.  Is it me, or
> > has Gnome gotten *flakier* over the past couple years?
> >
> > After way too many annoyances and a continual loss of configurability,
> > I've been getting used to XFCE4 for the past couple weeks and I love
> > it--rock hard and stable.
> Combined with the ROX file manager the XFCE really rocks. ;-) The ROX file
> manager is the best graphical file manager I have ever used (and I think I
> have tried them all). Frankly, I think the XFCE team should abandon xffm
> and just help out with the ROX file manager.

Tell that to Edscott, the talented and rather passionate maintainer of the Xffm.

Thomas has a very clear direction for Rox that is pretty much
perpendicular to the direction Xfce and a majority of it's users want
to go.

Have you taken a look at Thunar? It's the new file manager that is
designed for the niche of users who's needs aren't met by Xffm or
other tree oriented managers (like Filer, and Endeavour Mark II file

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