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ReactOS Exploder?

Post by Sand » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:08 pm

Why not to name ROS file manager "ROS Exploder" instead of "ROS Explorer"?

I think it would be in line with "reacty" image of ReactOS! 8)
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Re: ReactOS Exploder?

Post by dreams » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:23 pm

Wut?

Create a fork and modify the name, the source code is free.

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Re: ReactOS Exploder?

Post by Sand » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:43 pm

Why not to change the name here? I think it's excellent idea.

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Re: ReactOS Exploder?

Post by hto » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:03 pm

Interesting idea :)

If you're about explorer-new, contact its author, Thomas Bluemel, thomas at reactsoft dot com...

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Re: ReactOS Exploder?

Post by NOX86 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:05 am

+1, good idea

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Re: ReactOS Exploder?

Post by Haos » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:25 am

The filename would need to remain the same...

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Re: ReactOS Exploder?

Post by Phalanx » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:21 am

Explorer should stay explorer, as people know what it means. Exploder has a totally different meaning, so it's just doing something for some bad reason. If it's a decompression program, than it's a great name. But explorer is for exploring... that's why it has that name!

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Re: ReactOS Exploder?

Post by TiKu » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:17 pm

Please don't start to give ReactOS programs trollish names.

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Re: ReactOS Exploder?

Post by FlyingIsFun1217 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:25 am

Some windows software depends on the name 'explorer', so doing this would cause some major compatibility issues, I'd imagine.

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Re: ReactOS Exploder?

Post by Davy Bartoloni » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:51 am

:) few years ago... a trojan was called Exploder.exe :)

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Re: ReactOS Exploder?

Post by coldReactive » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:46 am

Davy Bartoloni wrote::) few years ago... a trojan was called Exploder.exe :)
aka vavico trojan

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Re: ReactOS Exploder?

Post by Sand » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:24 am

FlyingIsFun1217 wrote:Some windows software depends on the name 'explorer', so doing this would cause some major compatibility issues, I'd imagine.

FlyingIsFun1217
Can you give an example please? Does it mean that Windows file manager cannot be replaced by another programm such as Total Commander for example?

(note also that the problem with file names can be solved with a hardlink...)

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Re: ReactOS Exploder?

Post by FlyingIsFun1217 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:15 pm

Well, on Windows, I know the biggest problem replacing explored altogether is it's unification of a recycle bin and what not, so in actual Windows, no :)

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Re: ReactOS Exploder?

Post by TiKu » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:26 pm

FlyingIsFun1217 wrote:Well, on Windows, I know the biggest problem replacing explored altogether is it's unification of a recycle bin and what not, so in actual Windows, no :)

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Recycle bin and that stuff is provided by the shell, not by Explorer. As long as the replacement is a shell browser and not a file browser (i.e. it communicates with the shell and not with the filesystem), Explorer can be replaced without losing the recycler.

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Re: ReactOS Exploder?

Post by cppm » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:31 pm

This still doesn't change the fact that if the name were changed it would contravene the 'ultimate goal of ReactOS':
To allow you to remove Windows® and install ReactOS without the end user noticing the change.
Not to mention the fact that it's called Explorer for a perfectly good, funtional reason.

However I think it would make a good easter egg, maybe a registry key change could cause all the explorer windows to have the title of 'exploder' instead :p
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