muCommander 0.8 Beta2 review

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License: Freely Distributable
File size: 355K
Developer: Maxence Bernard
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muCommander project is a cross-platform file manager that has a Norton Commander style interface and running on any operating system with Java support (Mac OS X, Windows, Solaris, Linux, *BSD...).

Here are some key features of "muCommander":
Virtual filesystem with SMB, FTP and HTTP/HTTPS connectivity
Quickly copy, move, rename files, create directories, email files...
Browse, create and uncompress ZIP, TAR and GZip archives
Multiple windows support
Interface localized in English, French, German, Spanish and Czech
Customize the look and feel to your taste
Never leave that keyboard again, shortcuts are provided for an all-keyboard operation

Java Runtime Environment 1.3.0 (JRE) or later is required to run muCommander.
JRE 1.4 is recommended

What's New in 0.7.1 Release:
New features:

TAR, GZip, TGZ archives support (read-only for now)
German translation by Tony Kl?ver and Frank Berger
Spanish translation by Marcos Cobe?a
Czech translation by Peter Vasko


Improved internal file attributes caching mechanism to lower CPU and memory usage
Control+C / Command+C now copies filename only instead of entire row information
File download dialog now contains opposite panel's path
Increased maximum size of some dialogs to accommodate new languages

Bug fixes:

Archive files over HTTP now correctly handled
FTP Passive mode not turned on when entering an FTP URL in location text field
Fixed a bug in HTTP/HTML folders causing some files to be unaccessible
Fixed automatic folder refresh hogging CPU unnecessarily
Fixed a bug under Mac OS X which prevented preferences to be written when a preferences file from v0.5 was found

Known issues:

Slow TAR and Zip extraction for small files because extraction is not performed sequentially (yet)
Mac OS X-specific files not transferred properly
Image viewer doesn't free memory properly under Mac OS X
Folders cannot be renamed to upper/lower case variations of the same name
Pipe '|' and other shell operators cannot be used in 'Run Command'

What's New in 0.8 Beta2 Release:
This release adds SFTP support, universal bookmarks, auto-adjusting columns, interruptible folder changes, file type column, a new icon set, a free/total volume space indicator, right-click contextual menus, a folder change progress bar, in-table renaming, and traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Polish, Hungarian, Russian, and Slovenian translations.

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