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Old 09-13-2009, 01:07 PM   #1
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File managers for Window Maker


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w1k0, have you ever managed to build and use the WindowMaker FSViewer?
I vaguely remember using it when I first trying Linux and wmaker, but that was quite a while ago and I can't remember which distro it was.
File managers

As I know there were at least three file managers for Window Maker: FSViewer, WMfinder and GWorkspace.

FSViewer 0.2.5 is accessible here: http://www.bayernline.de/~gscholz/linux/fsviewer/.

WMfinder 0.2.9 was accessible here: http://www.imago.ro/wmfinder but now that site is dead. I found WMfinder 0.5 here: http://ftp.icm.edu.pl/packages/windo...der-0.5.tar.gz. I donít know if version 0.5 is newer or older than 0.2.9.

GWorkspace 0.8.6 is accessible here: http://www.gnustep.it/enrico/gworkspace/. To compile it you have to compile and install first GNUstep Startup accessible here: http://www.gnustep.org/. Instead of compile it you can install binaries for your system accessible here: http://www.gnustep.org/resources/sources.html.

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GWorkspace

I installed binaries for Slackware: gnustep-back-0.16.0-i486-1.tgz, gnustep-base-1.18.0-i486-1.tgz, gnustep-gui-0.16.0-i486-1.tgz and gnustep-make-2.0.8-i486-1.tgz. Unfortunately gnustep-make is invalid and doesnít contain ld_lib_path.sh script in /usr/GNUstep/System/Library/Makefiles/ directory so I had to put it in the system after extracting it from the sources. Then I compiled and installed GWorkspace. It works but on my machine (ThinkPad T60 with ATI Radeon X1300) it displays vertical stripes when I use scrolling (TrackPoint).

FSViewer

I tried to compile it but make displayed such error messages:

Code:
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-slackware-linux/4.3.3/../../../libWINGs.a(widgets.o): In function `WMCreateScreenWithRContext':
widgets.c:(.text+0x8cd): undefined reference to `XftDrawCreate'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[3]: *** [FSViewer] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/tmp/SBo/FSViewer.app-0.2.5/src'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/SBo/FSViewer.app-0.2.5/src'
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/SBo/FSViewer.app-0.2.5/src'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
WMfinder

I tried to compile it but configure displayed such error message:

Code:
configure: error: It seems libqt is missing !
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Summary

I managed to compile only GWorkspace but it works invalid when scrolling directories contents. I suppose FSViewer and WMfinder sources have to be customized to the contemporary libraries.

Personally I donít use such file managers. I like Midnight Commander opened in xterm window.

If you know where is accessible WMfinder 0.2.9 source let us know.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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If you like Window Maker you could look here: 15 applications for Window Maker. Especially interesting is post #9. I add to it from time to time some new information found on Window Maker mailing lists.
 
  


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