Ken Kasina kenkasina at
Thu Nov 17 05:51:25 CST 2005

Hi Jonathan, I believe that Krusader would be a great addition to Kubuntu. I
think we should have a choice besides Konquerer plus other features.
Kennedy Kasina

 On 11/17/05, Jonathan Riddell <jriddell at> wrote:
> Krusader would like their file manager in Kubuntu. Anyone have any
> opinions?
> Jonathan
> ----- Forwarded message from Matej Urban?i? <matej.urban at> -----
> Dear Jonathan,
> My name is Matej Urban?i? a member of the Krusader Krew.
> Krusader users (and the Krusader Krew) would love to see Krusader included
> on the CD and DVD version of Kubuntu. We think that our user base and the
> quality of our work speak for themselves, so we'll try to show how
> Krusader
> is really becoming an important part of the KDE community. We'd appreciate
> it, if you take a moment and read the message.
> Please excuse me, if I'm sending this to the wrong person - I'd appreciate
> a
> redirection to the correct email address.
> Let's start with the obvious. Many users of Windows use Total Commander.
> Upon first arriving on the Linux scene, they expect an appropriate
> replacement. We know that Krusader is the replacement they are looking
> for,
> because on Total Commander's site the author recommends Krusader as an
> alternative for Linux users.
> <> included Krusader in summer 2005.
> There you can see that
> krusader is very popular among distros. Versions 1.5 was included on 6
> distros, version 1.51 on 7, version 1.60.0 on 16 and 1.70.0-beta, even
> thou
> it has not been released yet as stable, on 3!.
> We can count well over 100 people that sent patches, code, reported bug
> fixes, translations, which shows a large involvement for a small project.
> After introducing User actions the number of contributions raised
> considerably. Among them you can find all types, from skillful developers
> to
> basic users.
> Our searchers found that among 42 active projects there are only 8
> successful twin panel file managers, where 6 of them are commercial and
> based on MS Windows environment. Another is a fairly basic twin panel
> manager for GNOME environment and the very well known Midnight Commander
> for
> the console environment, but also slow in development and lacking many
> modern functionalities. We also have calls from GNOME users who also run
> Krusader, and they even ask about a port. No need to mention that Krusader
> is the only real, KDE-based, twin-panel file manager harvesting all the
> power of the desktop.
> On <> you can see that Krusader is the
> most evolved twin-panel
> file manager with fairly short release cycles, while most others listed
> have
> passed 2 years of inactivity.
> On <>'s scale of the highest rated, Krusader is
> always among the top
> 10, depending on the number of new updates that are listed, which are
> taking
> first places for the short period of time. In peaceful periods, Krusader
> competes with applications like amarok and k3b for first place.
> Krusader is well past the ordinary twin-panel file manager. After
> considerable work on the viewer and editor we got great feedback about our
> internal editor's support for different programing languages like HTML,
> XHTML C++, Perl, PHP and others, which shows that some programmers use
> Krusader for writing and editing code.
> Why is this so important? Well, a lot of users prefer twin panel file
> managers over single-panel ones like Explorer, Konqueror, Nautilus, and
> similar, for many reasons. The most important one is the full keyboard
> orientation and constantly linked panels. A reference page on Orthodox
> File
> Managers (OFM) such as Midnight Commander, Norton Commander, Total
> Commander, Krusader, etc., is at
> The attention Krusader gets
> in
> this URL speaks for itself.
> The Krew gets a lot of help from the community. Compiling binaries is
> probably the most noticeable. Some binary packages are actively supported
> by
> the Krusader Krew for beta versions, while some binaries come from our
> users. Stables are usually compiled by official maintainers.
> If you are still not totally convinced, then please check-out Krusader's
> features at and at
> We all can benefit from including Krusader on Kubuntu CD. Kubuntu users
> will
> get another great KDE product, and we, a larger specter of users.
> Thank you very much for reading through this mail! Should you need more
> information, have questions, or wish to discuss Krusader further, please
> contact us.
> Thank you.
> Matej Urban?i? -
> on behalf of the Krusader Krew
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