[Lazarus] Anybody tried Double Commander yet?

Reenen Laurie rlaurie at gmail.com
Mon May 18 13:46:47 CEST 2009

I used it, but it wouldn't work on vista for some reason.

My brother uses Total Commander a lot (because Vista's explorer is just...
ok, this is a family mailing list...) so I suggested it.  Back then it
crashed with Access Violation, so he didn't use it.  I did, but I am truely
a console man...

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 10:50 AM, Graeme Geldenhuys <graemeg.lists at gmail.com
> wrote:

> This post got lost while the mailing list got moved yesterday, so I'm
> sending this again.
> ----------[ Forwarded message ]----------
> From: Graeme Geldenhuys
> Subject: Anybody tried Double Commander yet?
> Hi,
>   http://doublecmd.sourceforge.net/
> I found this project some time back, compiled it, tried it and forgot
> about it. Then a few weeks back I got another svn update and compiled
> and tried it again. =C2=A0I was very impressed.
> Double Commander is a mix between the highly acclaimed Total Commander
> (windows only product) and Midnight Commander (*nix console based file
> manager). It has the best features of both file managers mixed
> together. I'm a long standing user of Total Commander and think it's
> the best thing since slided bread. But lately my computers harder ever
> see the Windows OS and Total Commander just doesn't feel at home under
> WINE (even though it runs perfectly). So under Linux I mostly use
> Midnight Commander - it's practically in my "auto startup" category of
> apps.
> Anyway, I am not part of the Double Commander project, but thought I
> would mention it here to you folks. It's created with Lazarus and has
> some truly amazing features. It can even make use of the Total
> Commander plugins (how cool is that). It also has some nice config
> options like custom panel file layouts, lockable tabs, is quite
> responsive (it's amazing how many file managers fail this point), has
> nice keyboard support etc.. Well worth a try!
> It has a rather large development (library and package) dependency,
> but overall not too difficult to setup for a successful compile. The
> benefit is that (at least under Linux) it has some good features
> built-in that uses native Linux technologies - something that is
> rather nice to see for a change.
> Anyway, I thought I would mention this project for others to try. I
> don't really here much about this project which is a bit of a shame
> considering it's pretty damn good. AND it's built with Free Pascal and
> Lazarus! :-)
> --
> Regards,
>  - Graeme -
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