Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Jan. 26 2006,16:04
|Quote (ruserious @ Jan. 26 2006,07:08)|
|I think mc is pretty unnecessary. Everybody who works on the console, can use regular shell command. And people who prefer a GUI have something they can use as well. The feature-set of mc is simply not unique, it's only convenience of not changing habits, nothing more. I don't mind seeing mc go, and yes, I have used it (=equivalents) a lot, for years back then. If I was able to loose that habit, you can, too! ;)|
I disagree with this mostly. It sounds to me like saying "Everybody who prefers using keyboard in X can use ratpoison". People who use console often prefer it because it is much faster and more flexible than working with a mouse. Midnight Commander makes things even faster than a plain shell by giving you hotkeys and windows to access files and commands. It also allows you to use the very same skill set in either console or X, rather than having to adjust your behavior to do the same tasks in both...I like to call that "efficient".
You do make the point that the same tasks *can* be done in a shell, which is ultimately a more flexible and necessary tool. However, you can do the same tasks as emelfm from within an X shell. The feature set of emelfm is simply not unique (clicking isn't unique...mc has mouse support).
In any case, i've said it doesn't really matter to me what apps are added and removed, and that remains mostly true. Personally I'd like to see DSL be closer to 20-30mb....no applications other than those necessary to get you booted into an x terminal and run the DSL tools. From that point, any additional apps, including window manager, file manager, browser, etc., can be mounted into the file system.