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Offline -tri-

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Hi
I upgraded to TC 3.7.1 an found there is not file manager at all (FileMgr, neither fluff).
I tried burn .iso  live cd as well, but  with same result.
It is true there is not file manager in new TC?
I think file manager is most important thing in operating system.
Why it is cut off???
I would rather miss some tools like screen shot or wallpaper
not FM.

Offline Juanito

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Re: There is not File manager (FileMgr - fluff) in TC 3.7.1 !?!
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 04:10:19 AM »
I believe the general consensus was that fluff was getting a little too large to be in the base.

Fluff and many other file managers are available as extensions just a download away.

..and the cli works well in the base  :)

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Re: There is not File manager (FileMgr - fluff) in TC 3.7.1 !?!
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 04:21:42 AM »
Thank you for answer.
Fluff is too big? I think it has some kB in app browser!
Terminal is great instrument, but less convenient. (situation when booting base from usb, without conection).
Thanx

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Re: There is not File manager (FileMgr - fluff) in TC 3.7.1 !?!
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 09:36:20 AM »
Hello

you can just install a "file manager" from the apps database.

I installed "Rox Filer" which works fine.

Vince.

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Re: There is not File manager (FileMgr - fluff) in TC 3.7.1 !?!
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011, 12:30:25 PM »
Thank you.
I know. I'll try it. I usualy  use MC, but Rox could be fine too.
Thanx

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Re: There is not File manager (FileMgr - fluff) in TC 3.7.1 !?!
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 12:57:04 PM »
Fluff has 64 kB.  It doesn't look like too big files.
There must be something more why it was  fired...
;-]

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Re: There is not File manager (FileMgr - fluff) in TC 3.7.1 !?!
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 01:13:49 PM »
It wasn't fired.
It is installable using AppBrowser, just like any other extension,
It is just no longer included in base as the development cycle did not match up with the
Tiny Core development cycle, it is getting bigger, and it is one choice among many.

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Re: There is not File manager (FileMgr - fluff) in TC 3.7.1 !?!
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2011, 01:50:49 PM »
All right.
I want only say  it's a shame that fluff isn`t included in the base.
Fluff seems to me quite small nice and useful.
If somebody new booting TC base, he could be confused and asking "how can I find and see my files?".
I know how terminal (appbrowser) use, but somebody (beginner) not...
thanx
« Last Edit: June 28, 2011, 01:58:41 PM by -tri- »

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Re: There is not File manager (FileMgr - fluff) in TC 3.7.1 !?!
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2011, 04:30:58 PM »
I agree. I liked having Fluff in the TCB. But if the powers-that-be are determined to ditch Fluff, they should include some other file manager. Perhaps MC--though it is less intuitive to use than Fluff, I think.

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Re: There is not File manager (FileMgr - fluff) in TC 3.7.1 !?!
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2011, 06:07:13 PM »
Midnight Comander > 2MB.

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Re: There is not File manager (FileMgr - fluff) in TC 3.7.1 !?!
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2011, 12:33:25 PM »
You make a good case for Fluff, Gerald. 2 MB versus -- what? -- 150KB.

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Re: There is not File manager (FileMgr - fluff) in TC 3.7.1 !?!
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2011, 12:54:00 PM »
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Fluff has 64 kB.  It doesn't look like too big files.

The latest Fluff was actually about 120KB plus a little documentation and was considered big compared to other things in Tiny Core base.  I've prototyped another smaller, simpler file manager "DirWin" that is about 55KB.  Perhaps that one will be considered for inclusion in TC base some day.  Check the "Programming" subforum for more discussion on this.

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Re: There is not File manager (FileMgr - fluff) in TC 3.7.1 !?!
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2011, 02:49:54 PM »
to: MikeLockmoore

Thank You for your work.  I am looking forward to "DirWin" and also hope it will be included in TC base soon!
thanx

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Re: There is not File manager (FileMgr - fluff) in TC 3.7.1 !?!
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2011, 06:02:19 PM »
I wasn't trying to make a case for any specific file manager.

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Re: There is not File manager (FileMgr - fluff) in TC 3.7.1 !?!
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2011, 12:39:25 AM »
I also support the general feeling of frustration that there is no basic file manager in the base. This is a usefull tool when you are trying to set things up or generally navigate around the system.

I know that you can load a file manager from the repository, but that is not the point. You need the base to be basically usefull before connecting to the internet. I do not see what the drama is with size. If the base was 12MB these days rather than 10+MB it wouldn't mater a toss to anyone, I wouldn't have thought.

Please bring back a basic file manager soon.

Peter.