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Project Aim
  This started out as an experiment to see what components would be needed to develop something along the lines of the NeXT File Viewer. I began by hacking, then the WINGs library to get some code. So I guess I've hacked together something the resembles a File System Viewer or FSViewer.
  The current aims of the project (in no particular order) are as follows:

  • Icon and List views.
  • Complete Preferences Window
  • Fully Functionaly Inspector
  • Internationalisation
  • PGP Encryption support.
  • Multiple File Selection.
  • And lots more...


Drag and Drop
  The DND used by the app is based on OffiX DND. This library has been "ported" to WINGs by Igor Roboul,

  The sources are available via http from Skynet and TINet. The latest version is v0.2.0. RPMs are not yet available. The icons associated with FSViewer are also availabe at both sites. These should be untarred and placed in the directory named by the ICONDIR which can be set in ~/GNUstep/Defaults/FSViewer.

  The main body of software is covered by the GNU General Public License, more information is available at GNU. The icons designed and created by Marco van Hylckama Vlieg,, are licensed through the Open Content License. The included regexp library has its own license, please read the license included in the distribution.


17/05/99 is out. If you are upgrading from an older version, the program (chdef) in the defs directory must be run to upgrade the defaults file.
  FSViewer has been tested with RH5.2 on Intel with Window Maker v0.53.0. The ChangeLog is available here and so is the README. A french version will be available soon.

  I've setup a mailing list. It currently resides at Use the form below to subscribe. I'll move the form somewhere else when I've time.
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  The ChangeLog is available here. I've added a link to RPMS of the latest version. Thanks to Ryan Weaver.

  Version 0.1.1 is out. It compiles for Window Maker v0.51.0. There may be trouble with compiling the app for older versions of Window Maker.
  If you think a mailing list for the app is worthwhile, send me a mail. If you have any suggestions especially with respect to user settings, let me know.

  If you had a problem trying to compile with Window Maker v0.51.0 please download If you are using v0.20.3 try These are essentially the same as the file mentioned above but have tweaks to suit the version of WINGs.

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George Clernon
Last modified: Mon May 17 20:31:02 IST 1999