GNOME 3.2's New File Manager, Emperor

Official release will be tonight. Stay tuned for the announcement!

  Emperor, GNOME's new file manager
It appears that the GNOME developers worked hard to bring a new file manager to the upcoming GNOME 3.2 desktop environment, which will be released later tonight.

It appears that the GNOME developers worked hard to bring a new file manager to the upcoming GNOME 3.2 desktop environment, which will be released later tonight.

The new file manager is called Emperor and will not replace the existing file/desktop manager, Nautilus. Instead, it will be nothing more than a simple two pane file manager written in GTK3.

Inspired by the ever popular Midnight Commander file manager, Emperor is just a "baby" at this time, but soon it will be integrated into the GNOME desktop environment and will feature GIO and GVfs support.

"While it is not yet full-featured, it is complete enough to be useful and has good support for network file systems and automatic mounting of archive files."

"Emperor strives to provide a user interface familiar to users of Total Commander, Krusader, or GNOME Commander." - was stated in the official announcement for the Emperor 0.1 release.

Here's the official website if you want to learn more about Emperor, GNOME's new file manager.

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By    28 Sep 2011, 13:17 GMT