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Re: New: XFile - Clone of which XTreeGold Version?

Posted By: uno
Date: Feb-29-2004 12:28 a.m.

In Response To: New: XFile - Clone of which XTreeGold Version? (Mike Tess)

Agree XFile to be great if work like ZTree. ZTree to be greatest if look like XFile. ZTree the best, but most don't know since look like old DOS programme. Why can't both?

> Thanks, Mathias, for this link to the new XFile clone.

> >

> I have to say that it's eXTremely ...mmm... interesting. (Slight pun
> intended) ;-)

> XFile's visual replication of the XTreeGold/DOS screen in a Windows GUI
> is excellent. I only wish it's functional replication was as true to XTG,
> or better yet to ZTreeWin. ZTree has truly, and faithfully, embraced and
> extended the XTreeGold paradigm. For 32-bit XTree functionality, ZTW is
> the "Gold" standard. (Definite pun intended)

> XFile has some nice features, like easily resizable small file windows
> and statistics windows, quick access to standard Windows folders and
> Control Panel applets, several built-in file viewers, thumbnail gallery
> for image files, and built-in ZIP and CAB support.

> But rather than a "XTreeGold/DOS clone for Windows" this
> version 1.01 of XFile seems more like a clone of XTreeGold for Windows 4.0
> (> > ) in it's exciting
> Windows-GUI, but incomplete XTree, functionality.

> No, XFile doesn't look like XTGW4 with all the buttons, tabs, and
> scrollbars and the embedded viewing window (>
> > ), but it's the promise it
> represents. The promise of a "fast GUI" (not an oxymoron with
> today's CPUs), full-featured and keyboard-compatible, XTreeGold-style file
> manager.

> XFile should continue to add more XTreeGOLD features to avoid repeating
> the disappointment of XTreeGold for Windows 4.0

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