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    This is great news! One of the issues I have with KDE is the Dolphin file manager. Coming from Cinnamon (and thus Nemo), it's a hassle trying to deal with the interface as I use the file manager a lot each day and Dolphin is simply too heavy/cluttered.

    Take for example my Nemo on Cinnamon: http://i.imgur.com/Y1wQvDz.png (Numix-Blue GTK+ theme and... I forgot which Icon theme)
    Then compare that to a random shot of Dolphin: http://i.imgur.com/ap61mvV.jpg
    One just seems "cleaner" than the other (to me).

    But of course, looks aren't the only issue I have with it... the behavior is iffy when coming from a simpler file browser. I'm hoping this one can be modeled after Nemo in the regards that it will be "simple" and "easy" to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lethal View Post
    Sorry, I didn't mean that you spent 1-2 years, I mean that you're going to spend that much in the future, or even more, to reach where dolphin has reached.
    You - again - miss the point.

    I made the backend becuase the current backend was too complicated to even consider extending or fixing it. Both would end up in rewriting much if not all of it. That backend van be used by any project, mine, dolphin, ... It is just a lot more flexible then what we had. You should see this as a massive improvement over the current data backend which could be deprecated once merged back in KIO.

    also 1 year (not 2) is not spend in time as in 1 full year... there have been months where i haven't done a single line in this area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daktyl198 View Post
    This is great news! One of the issues I have with KDE is the Dolphin file manager. Coming from Cinnamon (and thus Nemo), it's a hassle trying to deal with the interface as I use the file manager a lot each day and Dolphin is simply too heavy/cluttered.

    Take for example my Nemo on Cinnamon: http://i.imgur.com/Y1wQvDz.png (Numix-Blue GTK+ theme and... I forgot which Icon theme)
    Then compare that to a random shot of Dolphin: http://i.imgur.com/ap61mvV.jpg
    One just seems "cleaner" than the other (to me).

    But of course, looks aren't the only issue I have with it... the behavior is iffy when coming from a simpler file browser. I'm hoping this one can be modeled after Nemo in the regards that it will be "simple" and "easy" to use.
    http://i.imgur.com/4KWzewV.png

    Looks pretty clean and simple to me - even more so than your Nemo screen shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakgwailo View Post
    http://i.imgur.com/4KWzewV.png

    Looks pretty clean and simple to me - even more so than your Nemo screen shot.
    And here is the search open (damn no editing): http://i.imgur.com/fO0LOMa.png

    Still looks more simple and clean to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakgwailo View Post
    http://i.imgur.com/4KWzewV.png

    Looks pretty clean and simple to me - even more so than your Nemo screen shot.
    True, that does look pretty nice (at least it would if you were using any other theme than the default KDE one... ugh lol)
    Then again, if we're going for the "no sidebar" look: http://i.imgur.com/Yuj8bTg.png
    But I use the bookmarks on the sidebar quite a lot... I'm lazy and the less clicks the better ^.^

    But even now that I have proof Dolphin can look good, it still has the weird quirks in functionality coming from something simple like Nemo/Thunar

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    And... what's the point or purpose of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Sarmiento View Post
    And... what's the point or purpose of this?
    Probably just to exist?
    It provides a Qt5/KDE Framework 5 file manager with a clean back-end and a front-end written completely in QML. When finished, it may provide a performance boost over Dolphin while providing the same functionality (if not more, having been written for Qt5/KF5).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daktyl198 View Post
    Probably just to exist?
    It provides a Qt5/KDE Framework 5 file manager with a clean back-end and a front-end written completely in QML. When finished, it may provide a performance boost over Dolphin while providing the same functionality (if not more, having been written for Qt5/KF5).
    performance boost? Ok then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daktyl198 View Post
    But even now that I have proof Dolphin can look good, it still has the weird quirks in functionality coming from something simple like Nemo/Thunar
    Then use one of those inferior file managers if you like them so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesomeness View Post
    Then use one of those inferior file managers if you like them so much.
    Oh wow, I think I struck a nerve. I think you are mistaking "simplicity" for "inferiority".

    I like that Dolphin has a lot of options, but it doesn't need to have all of those options front and center by default (which make it behave completely different from 90% of the file managers out there).
    Nemo has options (not as many as Dolphin, but definitely more than Nautilus AKA Files) but they don't shove them in your face. They are there if you want/need them, but by default it gives you a very simple and plain file manager. I think this is a great approach :P

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