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#1 2021-01-11 05:16:41

m1rr0r5h4d35
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Fusion - FSN - It's a Unix system!

Hello all. It has been a while since I have posted anything on here. I would like to express my eternal gratitude to the devs who keep BL alive and kicking. It's about the only thing that will run on my old aging junky computers, but I love them to much to give up. Also, BL runs great on them.

Now, I am sure most of you remember the scene in Jurassic Park that features the 3D File Manager. I think most people are aware that it was a real file manager called "FSN" and pronounced "Fusion and was developed by SGI for the IRIX. What many of you may not know was that it was cloned for Linux back in 1999 and some genius SOB that deserves a free beer updated the code recently and it's on Github. Also, it runs fantastic on my BL install.

https://github.com/mcuelenaere/fsv


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#2 2021-01-11 07:45:15

brontosaurusrex
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Re: Fusion - FSN - It's a Unix system!

Actually I remember it from Irix itself, does it have any real usability other than look and Jurassic park quote?

Last edited by brontosaurusrex (2021-01-11 09:06:59)

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#3 2021-01-11 15:42:35

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Re: Fusion - FSN - It's a Unix system!

Haha! It is absolutely cool as hell!  big_smile

This installs and works fine? in Debian, though the references are to ubuntu.

FSV-2021-01-11-09-33-22.png
Love the eagle icon and the Icon for the program:)

Usable? Well, no. Not here anyway.
The folders are random. No utility. But just to check it out? oh yeah:)  Try: right-click and then expand on a heavy folder.

FSV22021-01-11-09-43-06.png

Should try to find a use for this somehow.

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#4 2021-01-11 16:05:49

DeepDayze
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Re: Fusion - FSN - It's a Unix system!

Looks cool, and bet there's bound to be some bugs alright ^^

Bet the size of the folders is relative to the number of files/folders inside.

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#5 2021-01-12 04:31:09

m1rr0r5h4d35
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Re: Fusion - FSN - It's a Unix system!

You should try switching from map view to tree. That's super nice.

I'm not sure why more wasn't done with it. Would it take so much work to make it a proper file manager? I mean, they could have at least made it able to cut/copy/paste and open files in default progs. :-\ Perhaps I am just a dreamer.


"A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding."

- William Gibson

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#6 2021-01-13 17:36:32

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Re: Fusion - FSN - It's a Unix system!

m1rr0r5h4d35 wrote:

I'm not sure why more wasn't done with it.

Because it's getting in the way of doing real work? ultimately it's just a toy, a demo.

m1rr0r5h4d35 wrote:

Would it take so much work to make it a proper file manager? I mean, they could have at least made it able to cut/copy/paste and open files in default progs. :-\ Perhaps I am just a dreamer.

Read the source, Luke wink


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