GWhere 0.2.3 review

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GWhere project allows you to manage a catalog of your CDs and any other removable media (such as hard disks, floppy disks, Zip disks,

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: S?bastien Lecacheur
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GWhere project allows you to manage a catalog of your CDs and any other removable media (such as hard disks, floppy disks, Zip disks, CD-ROMs, etc...) indexed in a database.

With GWhere it is easy to browse your CDs or to make a quick search without needing to insert each CD one after another.

GWhere is not finalized, but it will still work and GWhere is very usable. GWhere is free and distributed under the free GNU GPL license.

This program is written in C with GTK+ for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and MS Windows.

Here are some key features of "GWhere":
Graphical user interface

GWhere is very easy to use by its intuitive graphic interface. The principal functionalities are accessible in the principal window thanks to panes.
The exploration of the catalogs is done as in a traditional explorer of files. The majority of the functions are accessible by mouse right click, the menus bar or by the tools bar.

The functionalities are explained with tool tips. Thus simplifying the comprehension of the program for a user beginner.

Multilingual support

GWhere can be used in any supported language. If the language of the operating system is not supported then the program will be executed in English (language by defect). The multilingual support is realized with the GNU internationalization system. It is thus very easy for a user to translate GWhere in new a language.

Manager of catalogs

The catalogues are stored in a very simple data base : a file. Not need to install and configure a complex and enormous data base. The format of the file is optimized not to be too large and to be able to reach the data quickly.
Information about files, folders, disks

Detailed information

The strong point of this kind of program is to be able to find acurate information on a file, a repertory or a disc. GWhere makes it possible to do it simply: either in the explorer of files, or with right click. The user can find all necessary information: name, size, dates, category, description...

Automatic detection of the devices

Whereas other programs require of the user to indicate which is the way to access the device to add to the catalog (and for some the device even should be mounted manually), GWhere detects only the list of the devices present and automatically mount (optional) that which will be added (the automatic eject in the case of CD-Rom can be also activated).

Search engine

Equipped with a powerful search engine, GWhere makes it possible to find one or more files quickly. This search engine is compatible with the regular expressions.

Fast research is very easy of use. It makes it possible however to make some adjustments of research (case sensitive, ...).
Advanced research (nonavailable) makes it possible as for it to make the research based on all the criteria available in the data base.

Settings panel

In order to correspond to users' needs, a important number of functionalities are settables. In this panel we can configure all properties about catalogs : compression ratio, default catalog, catalogs exploration, mail sending...

Mail sending by mail

This tiny gadget is very usefull in order to quickly send his own last catalog to their friends.

Catalog import/export

Interroperability sign, it is possible to import or export catalogs from or to differents formats.

Differents formats support is done via plugins. So GWhere is not closed to no catalog format.

What's New in This Release:
Critical crashes for catalog import and empty result search were fixed.
An application freeze which occurred when the disk to add contains pipe files was fixed.
The disk adding was optimized when auto description is activated.
A lot of compilation warnings were solved.

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