[Pkg-pascal-devel] Bug#736085: RFS: doublecmd/0.5.8-1 -- twin-panel (commander-style) file manager

Graham Inggs graham at nerve.org.za
Mon Jan 27 07:49:35 UTC 2014

Hi Paul

On 24/01/2014 11:42, Paul Gevers wrote:
> Interesting that I have missed this the first time that you did this
> work. Funny thing is that we are trying to get things related to
> FreePascal into one team, so I invite you to have a look at pkg-pascal
> on Alioth.

I'd be happy to maintain doublecmd and doublecmd-help packages as part 
of the pkg-pascal team.

> Furthermore, there is a package called tuxcmd, which is also a
> twin-panel file manager and also written in FreePascal. doublecmd
> wouldn't be a fork of that project (which has stalled upstream)?

I checked with upstream and doublecmd is not a fork of tuxcmd, but 
rather a fork of Seksi Commander [1].
I believe the visual similarity of doublecmd and tuxcmd is simply due to 
them both being inspired by Total Commander and Midnight Commander.

> If upstream of doublecmd is really active, maybe we should drop tuxcmd
> altogether (it is orphaned). If we do, maybe we could help people
> migrate in the next release by handling this properly.

Would/could we do this even if doublecmd is not a fork of tuxcmd?

> Could you investigate (if you have the time of course) if tuxcmd has
> features that are still lacking in doublecmd?

Is this still required, seeing that doublecmd is not a fork of tuxcmd?


[1] http://netcode.cz/projects/seksicmd/

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