From: Miguel de Icaza <[email protected]> Subject: Midnight Commander file manager 4.5.9 is out Hello guys, The new release of the Midnight Commander file manager is out. New features in this release: * GNOME camp: - Jonathan's plugin system for New documents is in (so GNOME applications can install a .dektop file and the user will get a list of possible New documents that can be created). - Uses metadata properly to configure the desktop icons. - Fixes the propery dialog boxes for the desktop icons (there were actually 5 bugs hidden here). - Better handling of the desktop icon selection (no more grabs are kept). - Drops on the desktop with the left button will now *always* be LINK commands. No matter how hard you click on those modifiers, gmc will do a link. If you want something else, you can use MOD-1, or use button-2 to get the "ask-me-on-drop" menu, which will let you copy or move the files. - The new toolbar code from Jonathan is in. * Regular camp: - Federico implemented a FileContext, which is a structure that holds all the information for the Copy/Move/Delete operations. So, now there is no longer a global context with any information, the information has been nicely encoded in a structure. This is required for two things: - Enhance the Background code (the GNOME front end needs this to launch multiple background operations). - Kill a seldom hit race condition in the background code. - Many bug fixes from Paul Sheer, Timur Bakeyev, Norbert Warmuth, Federico Mena, Jonathan Blandford, * VFS land: - Paul Sheer has fixed a number of outstanding bugs in the tarfs code (and in any vfs_s based file systems as well). - Watching files from VFs file systems that depend on external command now works on GNOME edition. Note that to use this new release you need gnome-libs-0.99.4. You can get your copy from: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ ftp://ftp.nuclecu.unam.mx/linux/local/devel Best wishes, Miguel.