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Re: Midnight Command 4.5.55 on Cygwin
Hi Pavel and Jim,
I don't see why port FAR to Cygwin since you can just run it from
Windows and use to browse Cygwin's directories etc. The only things
you could want from FAR related to Cygwin could be view Cygwin's
processes or Cygwin's directory tree using Cygwin's mount table and
shortcuts as symlinks. For these purposes, you can just create a
special FAR plug-in. You can contact Rarsoft regarding FAR plug-in
PT> I know FAR, but:
PT> 1. It's shareware and includes no source code
PT> 2. If you check the link you posted you'd see that its last
PT> version was released on 17 Dec 2000... It seems the author
PT> abandoned the project
If you mean FAR, you're not right. FAR lives! The latest version is
1.70 beta 4 and dated 2002. 17 Dec 2000 was 1.70 beta 1. FAR is
updated so slowly just because it's almost perfect. It does almost
everything you may want from file manager and practically don't has
any bugs (unlike Midnight :)).
J>> Subject: Midnight Command 4.5.55 on Cygwin
J>> Ya know... Midnight commander's good and all - but FAR which
J>> appears to have had a common anscestor has much more
J>> functionatlity, kinda wish someone could port FAR back to linux
J>> for all the various plugins, the process list works great, etc etc
J>> ( www.rarsoft.com )...
PT> We are talking about cygwin here not linux :)
I'd like to see FAR ported to Linux too. But it's unlikely that
Rarsoft will open sources (anyway, FAR is good even as shareware) or
make a Linux port.
QIII: Frag Everything That Isn't You.