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     1== What is emelFM2? == 
     2It is a file manager for UNIX-like operating systems. It uses a simple and efficient interface pioneered by Norton Commander, in the 1980s. The main window is divided into three parts, described as “panes” or “panels”. Two of those (side-by-side or top-to-bottom) show the contents of selected filesystem directories. The third pane, at the bottom of the window, shows the output of commands executed within the program. Those panes can be resized, and any one or two of them can be hidden and unhidden, on request. A built-in command-line, toolbar buttons or assigned keys can be used to initiate commands. 
     4You might be interested in some ScreenShots. 
     6== Which platforms are supported? == 
     7[[Anchor(platforms)]] Some optional [#deps dependencies] aside, emelFM2 should run on any UNIX-like operating system that supports Gtk+2. emelFM2 is known to run on: 
     9 * FreeBSD ”(i386, alpha)” – [ FreeBSD Homepage] 
     10 * NetBSD [ NetBSD Homepage] 
     11 * Debian GNU/Linux ”(i386, sparc64)” – [ Debian Homepage] 
     12 * Ubuntu 5.10, 6.06, 6.10, 7.04, 7.10 [ Ubuntu Homepage] 
     13 * Fedora Linux [ Fedora Project Page] 
     14 * SuSE Linux 9, 10 [ SuSE Homepage] 
     15 * Mandrake/iva 10 and later [ Mandriva Homepage] 
     16 * Gentoo Linux [ Gentoo Linux Homepage] 
     17 * Slackware Linux 8.1 [ Slackware Homepage] 
     18 * Zenwalk Linux [ Linux Homepage] 
     19 * Vector Linux [ Vector Linux Homepage] 
     20 * Arch Linux [ Arch Linux Homepage] 
     21 * dyne:bolic [ dyne:bolic Homepage] 
     22 * Slitaz GNU/Linux [ SliTaz Homepage] 
     23 * Nokia OS2008/Maemo 
     24 * Centos 5.2 [ Centos Homepage] 
     25== Dependencies == 
     26[[Anchor(deps)]] emelFM2 needs the following: 
     28 * [ Gtk+] >= 2.6 
     29 * shell commands – file >= 4, grep, sed 
     30 * (for compiling) [ GCC] >= 3.2 
     31Optionally, emelFM2 can be built with with some relevant capabilities of later Gtk+ versions, and/or with improved file alteration monitoring, using [ FAM] or [ gamin] >= 0.1.0, or kernel-based monitoring mechanisms (so far, only inotify or dnotify on Linux). 
     33Some optional-build plugins have dependencies (libacl with more-or-less the full capability of the POSIX standard for ACL’s, libgimpthumb >= 2.2). 
     35== Where can I download it? == 
     36The latest source-code release is: [ emelfm2-0.5.1.tar.bz2] (979 kb) – ”2009-02-17” 
     38There is a [ project page] at freshmeat, and [ another] at gnomefiles. You can subscribe to new releases on freshmeat if you have an account there. 
     40A ChangeLog is available. 
     42Between releases, the latest source-code can be browsed at, and downloaded from, the [ subversion repository]. Almost always, such code can be compiled and run, but occasionally (and temporarily), that may not be the case. 
     44Pre-releases and older official releases of emelFM2 are available from the DownLoads page. 
     46References for various packaged versions are provided on the OtherDownLoads page. 
     48== How can I help? == 
     49It is always useful to get bug reports. Please send them directly to the [mailto:[email protected] mailing list]. (See [#subscribe information] below about using the list.) 
     51You can add a note to UserComments or FeatureRequests. (Those pages tend to get less attention than the mailing list, though). 
     53NOTE: for now at least, you will need to log in to add/change any content here. This change has been done to combat the massive spamming of recent times. We may be able to revert to something less intrusive, later on. 
     55You can rate emelFM2 at [ freshmeat] or at [ gnomefiles]. 
     57You can update the UserGuide information to help users get the most from emelFM2. 
     59You can update the [#platforms list] of supported platforms. 
     61If you have any programming skills, you might also want to take a look at the [“TODO”] list, and then advertise your interest on the [mailto:[email protected] mailing list]. 
     63== Mailing list == 
     64[[Anchor(subscribe)]] You can subscribe to the emelFM2 [mailto:[email protected] mailing list] by sending an email to [email protected] with ‘subscribe’ in the subject and you can unsubscribe from the list by sending an email to the same address with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject. There is also a [ web interface] and a [ list archive]. The volume of traffic on the list is quite low. 
     66You can send message(s) to the mailing list members without being a subscriber, but it’s better to subscribe, even if only temporarily. If you do wish to send a message without subscribing, please ensure there is a valid return address or some other means of contacting you in case any follow-up is needed. 
     68== Contact == 
     69For anyhing other than a bug-report, comment or feature-request, contact [mailto:[email protected] tooar]. 
     71== Gtk+1 == 
     72What about Gtk+1? There’s a version of [ emelFM1] with bug fixes and new plugins. It has a mailing list as well. You can subscribe using the [ web interface]. Please do so if you use emelFM1. 
    177= Welcome to Trac 0.11.1 =