10 June, 2005 at 11:32 1 comment

Filemanagers and Desktop Articles

This is a list of interesting links concerning User Interfaces in the Open Source world and file manager user interfaces in particular.

Some definitions to help in understanding the articles:

Previous discussion in the Gnome community concerning future directions of the UNIX file management:

And a few interesting – atleast if you ignore the comments ;-) – articles from OSNews:

Other projects

Nat Friedman’s Beagle is definetly worth a look, and a query-based interface for Thunar would be a worth addition, since users – yeah thats you as well – usually think task-oriented (you open the file manager because you want to accomplish some task!). Beagle even integrates with Nautilus and GtkFileChooser.

Seth Nickel’s Storage is definetly the most interesting project in the UNIX desktop area currently, although it doesn’t get the necessary attention yet. Nevertheless, since it’s modular, we may use the same architecture to support queries in Thunar.

Doodle is a tool to quickly search the documents on a computer. Doodle builds an index using meta-data contained in the documents and allows fast searches on the resulting database. Doodle uses libextractor to extract the meta-data from the files in the file system. We could use it in Thunar to implement queries (for the spatial view).

Evidence is the next generation file manager for the Enlightenment Desktop. It features different user interfaces, and a location selector similar to GtkFileChooser.

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