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For Gnome 3.0

  1. 1. FILE MANAGER <ul><li>Searching an optimal file manager for end user </li></ul>LE Hoang Nhi
  2. 2. Why do we need an optimal file manager? <ul><ul><li>Beginning with the music player, every body agree with me that Songbird, Banshee, Rhythmbox manage the music file better than Xmms. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>So I want to manage all my multimedia (music, video, photo...) in a media center like this way. </li></ul><ul><li>Final, I want to have an application to manage all my documents (multimedia, docs...) by this modern file manager. </li></ul>
  3. 3. File Browser # Panel Filter <ul><li>Old file manager: </li></ul><ul><li>File browser (FB) </li></ul>Modern file manager: Panel filter (PF) I call the old and modern file manager that's File browser and Panel Filter. I don't talk about a specific software but about whole characters specified of many softwares.
  4. 4. Plan <ul><li>What are different from File browser and Panel filter? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Folder tree # Multi-tag tree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual classification # Auto Filter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching # Filtering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Close # Connecting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appearance: inflexible # flexible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some other characters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some illustration of Panel Filter </li></ul><ul><li>New File Manager candidates </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why do we need a multi-tag? <ul><li>I want to save a file in my computer. Ex: the picture nearby. </li></ul><ul><li>I hesitate to save it in one of among of folders: opensource, funny, party... </li></ul><ul><li>It's difficult for me to find it late if I don't remember in where I saved it. </li></ul>I can do it easily by multi-Tag.
  6. 6. FOLDER TREE # Multi-TAG TREE <ul><li>FB organizes files by FOLDER TREE: </li></ul><ul><li>Saving your file in one folder on your folder tree. </li></ul><ul><li>You need many folders for all. </li></ul><ul><li>PF organizes files by Multi-TAG TREE : </li></ul><ul><li>Saving your file (not in folder but) in one or more tags, suggested by Tag Tree or smart Tag. </li></ul><ul><li>You need only one database for all (all in “My Documents”) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Manual classification # Auto Filter <ul><li>In FB, the files are saved and classified manually in the folder suggested such as: Music, Pictures, Videos, Documents </li></ul><ul><li>In PF, just put all files in “My Documents” with tag! Don't worry. It classifies automatically all files by application and many other characters. </li></ul>Nemo Nautilus
  8. 8. Searching # Filtering <ul><li>FB search files by “Search” </li></ul><ul><li>PF may be find files by multi-character before searching. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: Filter by : time, tag, rate, application, genre, people... </li></ul>
  9. 9. Close # Connecting <ul><li>FB is close. It knows only local files. </li></ul><ul><li>PF can connect to internet and other devices. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Appearance <ul><li>FB's appearance is inflexible </li></ul><ul><li>PF allows the user to modify his appearance alike Songbird ;) </li></ul>
  11. 11. SUMMARY <ul><li>FILE BROWSER </li></ul><ul><li>File organization: </li></ul><ul><li>FOLDER TREE </li></ul><ul><li>Manual classification </li></ul><ul><li>Search by “find” </li></ul><ul><li>Close </li></ul><ul><li>Inflexible appearance </li></ul><ul><li>PANEL FILTER </li></ul><ul><li>Organization: </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-TAG TREE </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic filter by multi-character </li></ul><ul><li>Search by “Filter and dynamic search” </li></ul><ul><li>Open and connecting </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible appearance </li></ul>
  12. 12. Some other PF's characters <ul><li>The modern file manager has also some characters: </li></ul><ul><li>Cross platform (run in Linux, Mac, Windows...) </li></ul><ul><li>Multi application support (not support only music or photo but all of music, photo, video, documents...) </li></ul><ul><li>Plug-in such as: lyric for a song, all information about a movie... </li></ul><ul><li>... </li></ul>
  13. 13. Some illustration of Panel Filter <ul><ul><li>Multimedia file manager: Songbird, Banshee, Rhythmbox, ITunes, Windows media player... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo file manager: F-spot, Picasa, Windows Gallery... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection: Gcstar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File manager: Nemo, Nautilus, Dolphin... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and Finder (I never used, but its screenshots are great) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Songbird
  15. 15. Banshee
  16. 16. Rhythmbox
  17. 17. ITunes
  18. 18. Windows Media player
  19. 19. F-Spot
  20. 20. Picasa
  21. 21. Windows Gallery
  22. 22. Gcstar
  23. 23. Nemo
  24. 24. Nautilus
  25. 25. Dolphin
  26. 26. FINDER
  27. 27. New File manager candidates Now, we haven't got a File Manager open source software which reach all Panel Filter's characters. I choose some candidates: Nautilus, Dolphin, Banshee, Songbird, Rhythmbox, F-spot, Nemo, Gcstar. Let compare them. Software Platform App-Support Plug-in Panel Filter Nautilus Linux All No No Dolphin Linux All I don't know I don't know Banshee Linux, Windows Music, Video Yes Yes Songbird Linux, Windows Music Yes (great) Yes Rhythmbox Linux Music Yes (no much) Yes F-spot Linux Photo Yes Yes Nemo Linux Almost No Yes (but only app. and time filter) Gcstar Linux, Windows Many Yes (great) Yes We Need All All Yes (many, many) Yes (with many characters)
  28. 28. Which for? So I hope that the developer of these candidates integrate all Panel Filter's characters to their softwares.
  29. 29. ZXC232's contributions <ul><li>We can't remove folder tree immediately. So we should maintain 2 view modes by option: View by folder and View by tag </li></ul><ul><li>Open, Save, Save as... of all File manager applications need have 2 these modes. </li></ul><ul><li>Auto-tag for old data (ex: by indexing of Google desktop search) </li></ul>Thanks zxc232 for your ideas, my friend.
  30. 30. Which for? File management applications (rhythmbox, f-spot, etc) as top level storage locations: Document-centric GNOME You can find another ideas like this for GNOME: I love Gnome! So If we want to have a “ radically changing its user model or taking advantage of new technologies ” for Gnome 3.0, That's here: A new file manager for all files.
  31. 31. Who are pioneers? I see in the website of Songbird, they talk about themselves : “ Pioneers of the Inevitable ”. That's right. Is Panel Filter a Inevitable? If yes, who are pioneers?