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Using Marlin File Manager as Nautilus alternative.

marlin fmMarlin is developed with gtk3 and other Gnome3 technologies. The core is written in C and the interface in vala. The file browser also ‘borrows’ some elements from XFCE file-browser Thunar – such as auto highlight selection and rubberbanding for listview in single click mode.

Don’t expect a stable release for quite a while, however. Marlin may have a list view and some miller columns right now but it also has an enormous TODO list.

Regardless of the wait this is a great step for the elementary team to have taken and one which will inevitably reap many rewards for users everywhere -particularly if elements of Dan Rabbit’s earlier Marlin mock-up remain.


Amongst its features are:
    Tabbed browsing
    Single-click to open (default)
    Configurable toolbars and interface
    Plugin framework


Install Marlin and Dropbox / Ubuntu One Plugins.

The new plugins, along with Marlin and other experimental packages are available in a new Marlin daily PPA.

Important: this PPA provides unstable packages and should only be used for testing.
If you want to test Marlin as well as the new Ubuntu One / Dropbox plugins in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:marlin-devs/marlin-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install marlin marlin-plugin-dropbox marlin-plugin-ubuntuone

Or you can use Glimpse to try it out.

Once installed, you need to enable the new plugins under Settings > Plugins:

Marlin elementary

And finally, restart Marlin.

If you're not using Ubuntu 11.10, you can get the latest Marlin as well as the new plugins via BZR.


marlin fm








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About Hugo Repetto

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that offers an operating system predominantly focused on desktop computers but also provides support for servers. Based on Debian GNU / Linux, Ubuntu focuses on ease of use, freedom in usage restriction, regular releases (every 6 months) and ease of installation.
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