20 October, 2009

Looking for something to hack on? Think of Krusader...

I'm sure many of the dot readers are avid Krusader users. I have used it myself only in KDE 3 times, but I clearly understand the need for such a tool for power users. Luckily there is now a KDE 4 version, Krusader 2.0, released a few months ago.

Krusader, you ask? Ah, yes, some people do NOT know it. Well, let's use the description it's developers give:

Krusader is a simple, easy, powerful, twin-panel file manager (commander-style) for KDE and other *nix desktops (All POSIX, All BSD, Mac OS X with macports.org, and experimental port for Windows).

The Krusader Krew is looking for new developers eager to see a much better Krusader.

Since the Krusader team has lack of free time to write new code due to many private and professional obligations, we need developers to continue Krusader development.

Skills: C++, Qt, KDE

But I'm betting new developers can get up to speed with some help from the Krusader team...

Source code can be found here.

Please contact Frank Schoolmeesters for more information

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jos,

    Thanks for the blog!

    Here is an explanation what Krusader is all about:

    Krusader is an "OFM file manager" based on Norton Commander (1986), the default filemanager for DOS. A Norton Commander clone still exist as Midnight Commander for *nix operating systems :)
    All other operating systems have cloned Windows Explorer ... (good for browsing, but very bad and slow for managing files)
    OFM is not only for power users but for regular users as well.
    Unfortunately a lot of people are forgotten what OFM is all about, since they never have used DOS.
    OFM is easy, simple, and powerful.
    For OFM you need to adapt to "new idea's" who are in fact 23 years old :)

    I hope that a few new developers will join Krusader.

    Best regards,

    Frank Schoolmeesters


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