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MultiCommander v8.9 BETA
« on: March 03, 2019, 14:50:39 »
Finally a new Beta version is here.

It been a while and it is because I do not have so much time to put on MultiCommander these day like before.
Also this release have taken extra long since I had to redesign more than I planned.

The new major core feature is that MultiCommander now have core support for virtual devices.

What it that?
That is a fake device inside MultiCommander that can hold references and show files and folder that are located in other places.
But since they are located in the virtual device almost all other features in MultiCommander will work on them,
also the Explorer panel see it as any other location so File coloring, custom columns, thumbnails and so on works on file references located in the virtual device.

So what are you going to use this for? Well as a user you will not use it directly but other features in MultiCommander will and the first one
that is using it is File Search.
Instead of file search to open its own result panel. the result will now be show in a virtual device named RES1:, or RES2:, RES3, (up to 9)
So with this,  File coloring and filtering and other features that normally work with normal paths now works on the search result.

(If there are any issue with the new result devices for file search you can enable the old search panel in Core settings > fileSystem > Tweaks )

Some other bug and minor features have also been fixed but they are not included in this beta. They re added in another code branch and will be included in the coming beta versions.

So test out the new search result panel. and let me know what works and what does not work. I got a list already of something to change. But all feedback around this is good

One different from the old panel search is that you no longer can have multiple searches running at the same time.
Not sure if that is and issue ? Support for that might be added again if there are any requests for it


Build 2500 - 2019-03-10
Added running progress in status bar when searching is active
If RESx: panel need to open open. It will now open in the target panel
Language Fixes
 

Build 2499 - 2019-03-06
Removed so you can not force start the old search panel from menu.
Search in extension menu is replaced with the "Find Files..." command that are also located under File Menu
You might need to update shortcut if you customized it.
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(Bug post from previous build is split into its own post)
« Last Edit: March 10, 2019, 15:16:46 by Mathias (Author) »

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Re: MultiCommander v8.9 BETA
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 22:42:08 »
Report any bugs you find and please try to specify exactly how I can reproduce it. .There are often multiple way to do things in MC and since I have limited time, it would be great if you can be as specific as possible when reporting bug.

Most issues I look for is how the new Virtual result panel works. if there are any command of function in MC that does not work on files in the RESx: device.
And so on..

One know issue is that if the search is taking long time to scan and it does not find anything for a long time. You do not really see that anything is happening.
It looks like it might have stalled. but it has not.
I have not really decided on how to show that it is still working yet.  So if you got a cleaver idea. feel free to post it.

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Re: MultiCommander v8.9 BETA
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 06:26:33 »
One know issue is that if the search is taking long time to scan and it does not find anything for a long time. You do not really see that anything is happening.
It looks like it might have stalled. but it has not.
I have not really decided on how to show that it is still working yet.  So if you got a cleaver idea. feel free to post it.
What about "endless"/marquee progress bar llike when calculating folder size?

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Re: MultiCommander v8.9 BETA
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 07:02:59 »
One know issue is that if the search is taking long time to scan and it does not find anything for a long time. You do not really see that anything is happening.
It looks like it might have stalled. but it has not.
I have not really decided on how to show that it is still working yet.  So if you got a cleaver idea. feel free to post it.
What about "endless"/marquee progress bar llike when calculating folder size?
It is on my possible list. not sure if the current path being searched should be visible or not. if not. then the progress bar in the status bar would work.

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Re: MultiCommander v8.9 BETA
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 08:01:11 »
Maybe a compact (optional) floating window with all active operations, which could be minimized/restored to/from that window? Like external status bar. But I guess it is not an easy task.

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Re: MultiCommander v8.9 BETA
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2019, 11:45:08 »
I would vote for Jungle's idea of the marquee progress bar.

It is simple, informative enough (showing each part of the path being searched is unnecessary overhead, IMHO) and it is consistent with the rest of the MC interface.

Edit: Build 2499 seems to fix the crashing problem.  Thanks Mathias.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2019, 11:49:07 by AlanJB »

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Re: MultiCommander v8.9 BETA
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 14:59:02 »
So far so good for me - no CTDs etc.

Ref the search panel - I'd previously assigned it to a toolbar button - that is now broken, has the reference ### changed or...?
The RES# method seems more versatile but I'd like the window to open in the opposite pane as per old behavior or is that switchable via options?

I will keep digging just in case this is me not & MC  :P

Thanks for the continued MC dev work Mathias :)


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Re: MultiCommander v8.9 BETA
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2019, 12:03:47 »
So far so good for me - no CTDs etc.

Ref the search panel - I'd previously assigned it to a toolbar button - that is now broken, has the reference ### changed or...?
The RES# method seems more versatile but I'd like the window to open in the opposite pane as per old behavior or is that switchable via options?

I will keep digging just in case this is me not & MC  :P

Thanks for the continued MC dev work Mathias :)
Hmm If you reference via the search extension command you need to change so you call it using the "FindFiles…" command.. the core command found under the file menu

Yes it should open in the target panel, Will fix that


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Re: MultiCommander v8.9 BETA
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2019, 14:55:08 »
Thanks Mathias

I'd originally assigned e05470df6fa74db19ad73aa2c34228ba - that had been working...
I went thru the command selection process again & assigned e05470df6fa74db19ad73aa2c34228ba (again?!) & now it's working OK ::)  so that is just MC giving me a slap in the face I think :D
« Last Edit: March 08, 2019, 14:57:28 by Ulfhednar »

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Re: MultiCommander v8.9 BETA
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2019, 12:54:26 »
Thanks Mathias

I'd originally assigned e05470df6fa74db19ad73aa2c34228ba - that had been working...
I went thru the command selection process again & assigned e05470df6fa74db19ad73aa2c34228ba (again?!) & now it's working OK ::)  so that is just MC giving me a slap in the face I think :D
e05470df6fa74db19ad73aa2c34228ba ? that is a ID of your UserDefinedCommand ?
Then it depends on what that command was using.

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Re: MultiCommander v8.9 BETA
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2019, 15:05:12 »
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e05470df6fa74db19ad73aa2c34228ba ? that is a ID of your UserDefinedCommand ?
Then it depends on what that command was using.

Ah ok, I thought the ref # was the command called not the UDC ref #.  I'd previously had 'find files' selected in the dropdown & making a new UDC with that reselected restored that ref #. 
Will see what happens with the new build. ;)