---

Midnight Commander file manager 4.5.9 released

    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.