# Matt Turner <firstname.lastname@example.org> (2020-03-17)
# Deprecated GNOME 2 era packages
# Bugs #640022, #713010, #726784, #728956
Plus look into eliminating this dependency (I suppose gvfs is the modern replacement).
I won't be able to remove the gnome-vfs dependency in the near future in upstream. From my point of view it would make sense to mask and remove gnome-commander from the portage tree. Feel free to go ahead and remove the package. I did not do that before and don't know what has to be done to do it. As a package maintainer I give my okay here to remove gnome-commander from the portage tree. :-(
Are you aware of any close alternatives we could point our users to?
So far I've found x11-misc/sunflower as something with two-pane design and still maintained.
(In reply to Michał Górny from comment #3)
> So far I've found x11-misc/sunflower as something with two-pane design and
> still maintained.
GURU also has app-misc/doublecmd-bin, which would come close to that.
I can also say that x11-misc/sunflower comes closest to gnome-commander, compared to other graphical file managers.
What I would miss without gnome-commander is a multi-rename tool (it's a part of gnome-commander) which can make use of file metadata (i.e. exif, mp3tags, etc). I am not aware of such a tool in portage. Does someone know a possible replacement? Sunflower can only handle audio metadata when renaming files.
Have you looked how hard it'd be to make parts depending on gnome-vfs optional?
Well, when I started trying to code away from it more than two years ago, I was not that good in programming and honestly I did not really found a good migration guide which helped me. But I realized that gnome-vfs is used quite heavily in the program - for me it would take several months to code away from it. Also other volunteers gave up after some attempts. I always had the plan in my mind to start the work again, but I did not find the time...
https://developer.gnome.org/gio/stable/migrating.html - Migrating from GnomeVFS to GIO
I know all the official migration guides, but they are very abstract and short. When I tried to do the actual work I was lost with them. :-|