Features for the next version (Roadmap)

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Apr 5, 2011, 8:07:50 AM4/5/11
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You asked, I answered :)

There will be no 2.9.x version, I've decided to put 3.0.x mark on the next version because changes are many, especially internal changes aimed for plugins support. So major new feature for the 3.0 version is not mass-rename, not operations queue, but native plugins support.

Things that already implemented in current development build:
- Full WFX plugins support with almost all features
- WCX support improved (unicode support, unification with other parts)
- Massive file system plugins refactoring, partially for WFX support, partially to simplify development of new file systems
- Extensible framework for plugins
- Preliminary support for UI plugins (adding new commands, new tabs, etc)
- Network browsing speed increased, support for hidden shares, etc
- Drag-n-drop support completely rewritten (drag from archives to explorer, right-click drag, etc)
- Quick-find in panels improved, highlight found item name parts, easier configuration, etc
- Ability to select items using check-boxes
- Ability to one-click or two-click activation (in addition to double-click)
- New command: Binary file compare
- New commands: Map and disconnect network drives, Volume Properties
- New commands: Wipe files, Clean free space
- New command: Copy Real Name and Path as Text
- Working with Win7 jump lists improved greatly (show frequent and recent folders, clear usage statistics command, configuration, etc)
- New panel toolbar with volume information (label, disk, free and available size, total size)
- Copy improved (faster, less memory consumption, speed limit support, better elevation support, new abilities)
- Search improved (faster, much faster when searching in archives, less memory consumption)
- Much better junction and mount points support
- Much better elevation support, many more operation are elevatable now (rename file for example)
- Shell namespace support improved
- Bookmarks support improved (bookmark all tabs at once, subfolders in bookmarks, custom ordering, etc)
- Apply button in Options
- Extenal tools support improved (extract or download files before passing them into tool, starting as administrator, etc)
- Changes and improvements in almost every part of Nomad, I believe that at least one third of all code base is touched
- Many-many other things, countless their number

Things that are expected for Alpha 1:
- Completing draft plugins interface, locating and configuring plugins

Things that are expected for Alpha 2:
- Operations queue (most requested feature according to survey)

Things that are expected for Alpha 3 (Can be postponed to 3.1 version):
- Mass-rename (second most requested feature)


Apr 6, 2011, 4:15:57 AM4/6/11
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Thank you for the updates, plans and ideas are great!

Is there something like API or plugin example to play with adding
additional column for magic time mark?
I am really looking forward to try to implement this feature via .Net
plugin for Nomad.



Apr 16, 2011, 12:16:23 AM4/16/11
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Something that really sticks out as being missing from the road map is
a command line. It may not seem like a big deal but a lot of us power
users run command line utilities in Windows and being able to press
Ctrl+Enter & Ctrl+Shit+Enter to put filenames on the command line like
in TC is very helpful.



Apr 21, 2011, 6:21:29 PM4/21/11
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On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 11:15, Dworkin <s.vas...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you for the updates, plans and ideas are great!


> Is there something like API or plugin example to play with adding
> additional column for magic time mark?
> I am really looking forward to try to implement this feature via .Net
> plugin for Nomad.

There no examples nor ability to add plugins at the moment. But with
next version I planning to publish small demo project showing plugins
api abilities. There will be no documentation on api on the beginning,
so Reflector and asking me is two best ways to get information :)

Liberavi animam meam!


Apr 21, 2011, 6:24:49 PM4/21/11
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For me command line like in other manages is anachronism and useless.
However coming plugins api will have enough abilities to implement
such feature as extension.

Liberavi animam meam!


Apr 21, 2011, 8:18:45 PM4/21/11
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Is there any "development build" ready yet?
(Maybe I could start translating the missing stuff. ;))


May 4, 2011, 7:15:11 PM5/4/11
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Soon (I hope) :)

On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 03:18, tux. <der_t...@arcor.de> wrote:
> Is there any "development build" ready yet?
> (Maybe I could start translating the missing stuff. ;))

Liberavi animam meam!


May 4, 2011, 7:18:46 PM5/4/11
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arbiter schrob am 05.05.2011 01:15:
> Soon (I hope) :)

Heh, seems to be the time of major file manager updates.
DOpus 10, x² v2.0, Nomad... :)

Sat Akkaru

Jul 4, 2011, 3:58:56 AM7/4/11
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oh.... It is like Diablo 3, have announced, but after waiting about 3 years for release.

Frankie Negro

Nov 4, 2011, 9:56:27 AM11/4/11
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For me, to skip my current file manager of choice (FreeCommander) in favour of Nomad the only missing thing is the same amazing features of mass-renaming FreeCommander has.
However, great work so far. Version 3 new abilities are really cool.


Feb 11, 2013, 7:14:20 AM2/11/13
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I hope you will make (perhaps there might be something I'm missing) Mapped network drive always visible with the other letters in command bar.
Please let me know this or if I've missed an option to look for in nomad.net.


Feb 11, 2013, 7:15:25 AM2/11/13
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Mar 15, 2013, 11:44:49 PM3/15/13
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Are there any news regarding a new beta or stable version to be released?

On Tuesday, April 5, 2011 2:07:50 PM UTC+2, arbiter wrote:

Paul Edwards

Mar 20, 2013, 1:29:05 PM3/20/13
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I am also curious to know as I have just this morning discovered Nomad.NET and find it to be awesome.
If the original dev isn't interested or able to move things forward, perhaps making it open source is a possibility?



May 20, 2013, 5:20:01 PM5/20/13
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yep, doesn't seem that much active anymore. too bad.
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