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Christian Hartmann
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DoubleCommander

this is the first really useful file-manager open source
and very similar to TotalCommander everybody is used to.
(nothing against Freecomander, but it is not open source)

http://doublecmd.sourceforge.net/

would be great to have it as portable app

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Freecommander

Have a look at Freecommander:

https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/freecommander_portable

I use both the local and the portable version. The local programme since several years and I am very contented with it.

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also I use it for years now...

... but it is still a proprietary software

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I call dibs!

Looks great; nice find! DC may even have more features than FreeCommander, if such a thing is possible.
I'll whip this into a PA package later today.

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Shotgun!

I claim shotgun!

Looks very interesting, and open source too. I'll be happy to put it through the ringer for you.

You'll have options for 32 or 64, right?

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Thanks, it's great to have

Thanks, it's great to have support even before I release the portable version! Smile

I don't have a 64-bit system to test on, so I don't think I can package the 64-bit version; I don't know what DC leaves behind (if anything) there. If the 64-bit version only leaves the same stuff as the 32-bit version, I'll see if I can upgrade the portable package to include the 64-bit version of DC. For now, though, I'm just sending out the 32-bit version.

"The question I would like to know, is the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. All we know about it is that the Answer is Forty-two, which is a little aggravating."

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We do 32-bit

We do 32-bit apps here really only. 64-bit apps don't really provide any performance improvement except when doing CPU-intensive stuff (stuff a file manager won't be doing). And with 64-bit apps, you could get stuck on a 32-bit machine and have it not work, which isn't fun.

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So, do you want me to stick

So, do you want me to stick with the 32-bit version of DC only? I don't really care one way or the other; it's your call.

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32 is fine

32 will probably live on my stick, but most of the machines I use are 64. So for programs that offer it, I favor the 64bit versions on general principles more than any other reason.

We can have the same discussions that passed through here about Win95/98 support a while back, and no matter how much hand wringing and "universal" and "enlightened" we want to be right now, we'll eventually move on, just like the Win95/98 issue.

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I just made a portable with JauntePE

I just made a portable with JauntePE.
I took out plugins that I did not want & got it compressed down to about 2 Mb. It also has a portable setting option from within the program. I did not see any evidence of writing to the registry, it looks to be natively portable. I prefer FreeCommander (more polished) but some will prefer this because of it being open source.

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FreeCommander not without issues

I have two and half quibbles with FreeCommander:
1. I find the interface to be a little cluttered.
2. FreeCommander doesn't seem to handle multiple tasks very well, for example if you're copying a large quantity of files or large in size then FreeCommander locks up.
2.5 It's not open source, but it is freeware and I'm okay with that.

So with that in mind I'd be curious to try this.

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Yeah

Might be off topic, but I've eliminated quite a few of the toolbars/icons in the FreeCommander interface and killed the center gutter and icons there. Much cleaner.

As for your second point, I've also had some issues when moving several hundred files around. Drag and drop wouldn't work at all (hung up) but dragging smaller numbers or using Ctrl-X / Ctrl-V on the whole thing did the trick. Probably has something to do with buffers.

I haven't found anything better yet, which is why I want to give DoubleCommander a stress test.

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FileCommander, excellent freeware

The best I've found so far has been FileCommander from Godlike Software (great name!). However, looks like it hasn't been developed in ages (one of the reasons I switched to FreeCommander) and I really wanted to standardize the apps that my family and myself uses (so we're all using the same thing). In this regard, sticking with PortableApps is always preferable.

FileCommander is threaded so copy operations don't lock up the computer. Which is nice.

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FileCommander

I took a quick look at FileCommander's screenshots and you're complaining about the cluttered interface of FreeCommander?

I can see what you mean about the "slow" development. Last update in 2007 isn't exactly setting the world on fire. The complainers around here should try that scenario on for size!

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Book...umm... cover ;)

Well it probably looks cluttered to you because of the fact that there are four file panes, instead of two (which I actually like but you can switch to just two). I admit that the whole CPU usage thing on the right is annoying. My specific complaint with the cluttered interface of FreeCommander are the toolbars that are a mile long, with very nondescript icons, and so half the time I don't even remember what each button does. Sometimes I even get them confused, often creating a new folder when I mean to open one of my favorite folders for example. Smile

I would take the time to customize it, but I've got burned in the past losing settings for apps that I've spent hours customizing, so these days I tend to accept the defaults for most apps. This has been for various reasons such as: Switch to a new app as previous app stops development, major app upgrade breaks old settings or not compatible, just a plain and simple failure to backup settings adequately, or finally I try to be consistent with other family members so that it's easier for me to see what they see.

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