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Author Topic: Total Commander v7.50 Public Beta 1  (Read 2763 times)

Innuendo

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Total Commander v7.50 Public Beta 1
« on: April 19, 2009, 01:32:20 PM »
The first public beta of one of the most anticipated releases of Total Commander is finally here. There are more new features than I could ever list in this post, but highlights include:

    * Full Unicode support in most functions where it is possible, including FTP, ZIP packer, and plugin interfaces
    * Support for file names longer than 259 characters (up to 1022) in most file operations
    * Compare by content allows to compare text files of different type, e.g. Ansi and UTF-8
    * The current directory above the file lists can act as a clickable bar ("breadcrumb bar")
    * Option to show *.bar file in button bar as a popup menu instead of switching bars
    * Show icons and subfolders in ftp connection dialog
    * Protect the stored ftp passwords with a master password using AES256 encryption
    * FTP, PORT mode: Allow to specify external IP address of the Internet router
    * Start Lister, compare by content or synchronize dirs directly via command line parameters
    * Comments (Ctrl+Z) can now have a max. length of 4095 characters, and support line breaks
    * Synchronize dirs: Option to synchronize also empty directories, option to copy just specific file properties (like the time)
    * Create CRC checksums now also supports the SHA1 hash format
    * Allow to use the Windows key for user-defined hotkeys
    * On 64-bit Windows, allow to use 64-bit shell extensions in local menu (context menu)
    * New internal command cm_SwitchX64Redirection to turn redirection of system32 dir under 64-bit Windows on/off
    * Internal unpacking of multi-part RAR archives, and RAR archives where the file names are encrypted
    * Copy files/directories to multiple target directories (or lnk files pointing to directories) in one operation
    * Quick search with search dialog: Show button which allows to show only files/dirs matching the filter
    * Switch character encodings in Lister
    * New internal association system, e.g. for using Total Commander from an USB stick
    * See history.txt for all additions and fixes

Out of respect for the author I'll only link to his page of authorized mirrors:

http://www.ghisler.com/750beta.htm

Now if we could just get Mouser to get us all a juicy discount.  :D

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Re: Total Commander v7.50 Public Beta 1
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 03:28:25 PM »

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Re: Total Commander v7.50 Public Beta 1
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 03:55:53 PM »
and,
not wanting to rub salt in (honestly! - I'm happy to see loads of requests for Total Commander discounts :Thmbsup:)
Total Commander discount?
Tom

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Re: Total Commander v7.50 Public Beta 1
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 10:50:21 PM »
fenixproductions, sorry I missed your mini-review. It didn't occur to me that someone would have jumped on doing one already. You did an excellent job, too.

tomos, if you look I already voiced support in that thread days ago supporting a request for a discount. I just wish there were more requests for a discount and to hear something from someone that a discount is being worked on/negotiated.

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Re: Total Commander v7.50 Public Beta 1
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 04:35:13 AM »
tomos, if you look I already voiced support in that thread days ago supporting a request for a discount.

Ooups, sorry Innuendo!

re getting discounts, AFAIK the problem is that no-one is really running that section at the moment..
If anyone was willing to take the initiative and contact Total Commander's author, I'm sure mouser would take it from there (if a discount were offered)
Tom
« Last Edit: April 20, 2009, 04:36:49 AM by tomos »

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Re: Total Commander v7.50 Public Beta 1
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 07:07:51 AM »
2tomos
I've sent an e-mail to author few days ago and still waiting for reply but we have to be patient. New TC has been announced and he surely is overloaded because of that.

2Innuendo
No wonder you've missed it. I posted this review about half hour after official announcement. No one could expect to have it so quick :)

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Re: Total Commander v7.50 Public Beta 1
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 07:32:43 AM »
2tomos
I've sent an e-mail to author few days ago

well that's great :up:
Tom

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Re: Total Commander v7.50 Public Beta 1
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009, 10:44:00 AM »
fenixproductions,
First of all, thank you for taking the initiative to email Christian (TC's author in case someone reading this doesn't know) regarding a discount. He's a one-man show over there so while it does always take him some time to reply it's always been my experience that he always does reply. He's very fair-minded and he'll even change his mind on something he's dead-set against if you can convince him to see the benefit in your side of the argument. I think my "constant thorn in his side" diatribe on the benefits of going to a tabbed interface for TC was what finally pushed him over the edge and decide to implement it after months of him saying he saw no benefit in implementing that feature.

That singular instance on his forum impressed me. Here was a guy who wasn't even a paying customer arguing for something that was proclaimed to be against TC's design and declared to be a useless feature. Not only did he respect my words by not dismissing me out of hand because he was vehemently was against this as stated to countless others before me, but after I finished he told me that I had a good point in that the examples I outlined that would make tabs useful made sense to him & that he would look into putting tabs into TC.

A lot of software authors might say that just to get someone off the subject, but he not only looked into it, but he implemented it. Wow....most authors won't even listen to a product suggestion unless you can prove you're a paying customer first. Christian is a class act.

Sorry, but I digressed from my train of thought. I said first of all up there...so secondly, fenixproductions, I wanted to re-iterate what a great job you did on your mini-review. That you were able to assemble it all in 30 minutes is all the more impressive. I hope in the future when the time comes for a full-blown review it is you who steps up to the plate to make it happen. It's obvious from your words that you are very knowledgeable about TC's inner workings which I think would be an essential quality in the reviewer as to take full advantage of TC one must know the ways of the ini files mojo. A reviewer who didn't cover that would be leaving a lot of TC's power and customization undiscussed.

For that matter, I do hope you would consider sharing with us some of your tips, setups, and customizations of TC. While I have used TC for years it's the one program that I have always felt whose power has mostly gone untapped on my system because I haven't sat down with it long enough to delve into all the esoteric options in the ini files. I'd love to see a thread called "Fenixproduction's Total Commander for Dummies".


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Re: Total Commander v7.50 Public Beta 1
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2009, 03:26:50 PM »
2Innuendo
Thank you for your kind words but these are unearned because I was beta tester so it was not "half hour of work".

I must admit: I am addicted to TC so it's not hard to participate in official board and help other people. I've always thought this file manager suits me the best and put a lot of effort to learn it. Well, I've even implemented few plugins :)

About "TC for dummies". I was thinking about it few times but it always ended up with abandoning it. I have simply too much ideas to keep with one only.