File managers

Auke Kok sofar at
Mon Jul 11 21:43:34 CEST 2005

Keith Dart 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.

Xfce is about promoting choice and keeping things simple and clean. 
Also, the Xfce team has certain style in mind when designing applications.

In the past and today still, ROX' filer doesn't fit and the ROX 
developers have acknowledged the differences, and that's how it most 
likely will be forever. This choice has been made by both the ROX team 
and the Xfce team.

Xffm will not be dumped, Nor will thunar be the 'only' filemanager for 
Xfce. Using ROX will still be possible. This makes Xfce different then 
all the other desktops: we won't force you to use konqueror or nautilus, 
and we won't take the choice away from you too.


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