Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Oct 2008 20:08 UTC, submitted by Joe
Mac OS X Even though Snow Leopard is supposed to be all about tweaking and performance, AppleInsider claims to have some information regarding new features coming in Snow Leopard. They claim Apple is working on bringing Exchange support to iCal, Address Book, and Mail, a feature called ImageBoot, and - insert drum roll - a new Finder written in Cocoa. Testers also claim that other bundled applications are written in Cocoa. This isn't all that weird seeing Carbon doesn't come in a 64bit flavour.
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RE: Cocoa + Finder = Finder
by nonesuch on Fri 17th Oct 2008 21:26 UTC in reply to "Cocoa + Finder = Finder"
nonesuch
Member since:
2007-11-13

I've read whole articles dedicated to how bad Finder is, but I just don't see it. Sure, I prefer Thunar to anything else, but to me, a file manager needs to (A) remember my last-used view mode, and (B) provide instant access to my most-used folders. Anything else, Terminal is one click away.

Would you really want something as complicated as Midnight Commander just to open a Word doc? If I need to view two folders, I open a second window. If I need to view three folders...I can do that too! What do you MC buffs do?

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John.Gustafsson Member since:
2005-08-08

For those that want a much more advanced "finder" there are replacements out there. Adding something more complicated or wildly different would be a bad thing for the majority of the users. For the most part I am quite pleased with it and couldn't imagine using neither a commander clone nor some spatial madness.

Rewriting finder in cocoa is a good thing™, plain and simple. Carbon is outdated and needs to go. So from a purely technical perspective it's time for Apple to eat its own dog food and use their first class frameworks.

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pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Adding something more complicated or wildly different would be a bad thing for the majority of the users

Then how about adding some basic stuff? How about an option to show folders first? How about an option to create a new file on right click? How about an option to show/hide hidden files? How about native support for SFTP? How about decent archive handling (like mounting an archive, or browsing it like a folder)? How about an UP button (to take you to the parent folder)? How about an easy way to send a file by email or make a shortcut of it on the desktop? How about a way to replace it completely with another more competent file manager (like Path Finder) without it popping all the time? How about a way to remove it from the Dock or change its position?

Edited 2008-10-17 22:01 UTC

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Would you really want something as complicated as Midnight Commander just to open a Word doc?


Most of the criticism of the Finder that I've read doesn't come from people who would prefer a more advanced/complex finding, it comes from those who wish it was closer to the "classic" MacOS Finder (like John Siracusa).

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