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  File Manager   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Navigational file manager - In computing, a navigational file manager is a file manager that uses a "navigational" metaphor to represent filesystem locations.
Spatial file manager - In computing, a spatial file manager is a file manager that uses a spatial metaphor to represent files and folders as if they are real physical objects.
Nautilus file manager - Nautilus is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop.
www.fquadrant.com /filemanager.html   (424 words)

 C++ R*-tree Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Also, storage managers should implement their own paging, compaction and deletion policies transparently from the callers (be it an index or a user).
The purpose of the.idx file is to store vital information like the page size, the next available page, a list of empty pages and the sequence of pages associated with every entity ID. This class also provides a flush method that practically overwrites the.idx file and syncs both file pointers.
The.idx file is loaded into main memory during initialization and is written to disk only after flushing the storage manager or during object destruction.
u-foria.org /marioh/spatialindex/readme.html   (2484 words)

 Spatial: Careers
Spatial is a wholly owned company of Dassault Systèmes and the industry leader in the development of component-based 3D modeling technology for CAD/CAM/CAE applications and interoperability solutions.
Spatial is seeking a skilled Software Developer with strong applied mathematics knowledge and experience in commercial software development to join our Westminster, Colorado team.
Spatial is looking for a QA Engineer who will ensure products function properly according to business standards, end-user specifications, and requirements.
www.spatial.com /about_us/careers.html   (984 words)

 Semantic File Systems
Files are a popular form of data storage as they do not impose any formatting and structuring constraints, and the file/directory abstraction is easy to understand.
In situations where the file is a composite (e.g tar files), an encoding (e.g compressed files) or both (e.g tar.Z files), the file unnester is invoked to extract the individual files whose content is then individually summarized.
A file classifier object manager is passed untyped file objects by the content summarizer object manager, and returns typed file objects, where the types of the file are determined using some classification heuristic (file extension, magic numbers, identifying keywords within the file etc.).
www.objs.com /survey/OFSExt.htm   (7706 words)

 Modern Desktop Linux & UNIX Systems
The File Manager always opens each folder in the same location with the same size, shape, color, and arrangement it had when you last closed it.
With GNOME File Manager you do have the option of using this type of file management but it is not the standard behavior.
Notice that the two file names in Chinese and Russian have no file name extension yet the documents are correctly identified as a Video and HTML.
www.webaugur.com /dave/comp/unix   (2306 words)

 Spatial Scaling Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The file Sp_An_2D contains the programs and documentation to implement the 2D statistical methods for the analysis of spatial patterns as a function of grain.
The file Data contains the field data (Figs 2-3), in a lotus and excel spreadsheet format, used in the Biondini, M.E. A multivariate permutation method for the analysis of spatial patterns.
Files with extensions *.exe, *.doc, *.dat, *.res are the executable file (double click to run it), the documentation file, example of data set file, and example of result file with data from *.dat.
www.ndsu.nodak.edu /instruct/biondini/programs/scaling.htm   (296 words)

File manager usability is a hot topic these days, particularly in the open source community.
Spatial opponents usually advocate a "navigational" system that minimizes screen clutter (as the spatial approach can lead to numerous windows onscreen at once) and makes use of navigation similar to that found in a Web browser.
File management is central to the computing experience, increasingly so as more activites become computerized and the volume of information increases.
interfacethis.com /pub/?p=14   (3034 words)

Spatial file managment is a joke on modern systems - try delving into the /boot/home/config/* heirarchy on a BeOS system with a spatial file manager.
I'm using spatial nautilus right now, and I don't see any problems with it, even though the linux hierarchy is generally way too deep.
The brain is much better at recognizing geometric patterns than it is textual, which currently isn't being exploited to its fullest, even in spatial file managers (why do all my folders look the same?!).
osnews.com /subthread.php?news_id=12790&comment_id=65442   (529 words)

Also, the data are often compressed so that multiple files can be delivered as one over the internet, and to minimized the size of the file, hence download speed.
One important difference between jpeg (jfif) files and tiff files is that the former are often heavily compressed to small size and have lower image quality.
World files are small ASCII files that contain pixel size and translation and rotation information for the appropriate display of the geographic data contained in the associated image file.
limnosun.limnology.wisc.edu /spatial/utilities.html   (2652 words)

 [No title]
As first indicated here, the spatial metaphor brings a different methodology of viewing desktop folders and their relationships.
There are two primariy features that facilitate the spatial behavior of Nautilus: window memory and the "one window per folder" paradigm.
If the user double-clicks an image file in a Nautilus window, it is opened in a preview window, where the user can use the scroll wheel on the mouse to zoom into or out of the image.
arstechnica.com /reviews/os/gnome-2-6.ars/2   (591 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
While spatial interfaces are commonly used for things like Web Browsers, it has been quite unpopular to use it for File Managers on an Open Source desktop (Gnome added spatial view to Nautilus with 2.6 recently).
But for someone, who has used a browser interface in file managers for years, it costs them quite an effort to realize that it may be easier to use a stripped down interface, rather than a fullblown one.
But when I recently started to use a file manager, I realized how bad my home directory layout was - besides that I even re-discovered some files I had been missing for a long time, quite confusing.
thunar.xfce.org /wiki/ui:spatial?do=export_raw   (691 words)

 ArcView Spatial Analyst: Frequently Asked Questions
ArcView Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst are two ArcView extensions with functionality that overlaps in the area of GRID data support and surface analysis.
This dialog box, accessed by the Manage Data Sources choice on the File menu when view document is active, facilitates grid data management and properly accounts for the various files that constitute a GRID data source.
The file manager of the operating system (Explorer in Windows) should not be used to manage GRID data.
www.esri.com /software/arcview/extensions/spatialanalyst/about/faq.html   (1443 words)

 The File Manager nautilus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It can be used to navigate file systems and devices on your computer or to access files on remote computers.
See Introductory Note 302 for a general introduction to the GNOME Graphical User Interface on Fedora Core 5 Linux.
key while you double-click in spatial mode, the original window will close when the new one opens.
www.cs.cf.ac.uk /systems/html/321/node2.html   (143 words)

 File Selector designs
Also, there is no need for a widget for climbing up the directory hierarchy, such as the option menu in the old GTK file selector, or the path navigator in the new GTK file selector, because all of the parent directories up to the root are available in the tree view.
Because the user's home directory is always one of the roots, it is simple to add "shortcuts" to frequently used locations by putting symbolic links in their home directory, a practise that also works well with a spatial file manager such as the new version of Nautilus.
Directories are not shown in the file selector pane unless the file dialog has been called by the application in 'directory selection' mode, in which case only directories are shown.
www.carcosa.net /jason/software/vaporware/filesel.html   (649 words)

 LWN: The Spatial Way
And I think the 'spatial' way, when done consistently (the old Mac was almost consistent, the Windows attempt to copy it was extremely inconsistent, and the Nautilus version appears to be at least as consistent as the old Mac way) is easier for a brand new, computer-illiterate user.
Nautilus is increasingly tending toward being a light-weight file manager in the MacOs Finder philosophy.
They'll either ignore it because they don't understand what a window manager is and why they'd want to change, or they'll try using it anyway and be befuddled by the way that various aspects of their user experience change in subtle and non-obvious ways.
lwn.net /Articles/85774   (7128 words)

 Opinion: Why Users Blame the Spatial Nautilius - OSNews.com
The whole thing about spatiality is to provide the user with a real-life-alike interface that keeps objects' state and does not alter the contents of any physical object if not ordered to.
It's really hard to use a spatial file browser if someone keeps his or her files in a ten-folder-deep structure.
While it is hard to call the GNOME's spatial Nautilius "innovative", as spatial browsers have a long history, to mention only the famous Macintosh Finder, it is certainly innovative to bring this idea back to life, after all these years of browser-like file managers domination.
osnews.com /story.php?news_id=7344   (1205 words)

 Spatial Konqueror?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
I love the new file manager and it would be great if KDE had it.
I also greatly wish for spatial mode to be achievable in konqueror's settings -- all that it would take would be an option to "remember placement of windows and files," because the rest is already there.
Spatial mode allows you to arrange your files as you wish, for your efficient usage, and keeps them that way.
dot.kde.org /1085568742/1085605416   (1387 words)

 Novell Documentation: Novell Linux Desktop - Managing Folders and Files with File Manager
Using File Manager, you can create and view folders and documents, run scripts, and create CDs of your data.
File Manager runs in object-oriented or spatial mode by default, similar to the early Macintosh Finder*.
However, spatial mode might be awkward for those that are use to a file manager like Windows Explorer, which uses a browser mode.
www.novell.com /documentation/nld/userguide_gnome/data/sec.gnomenew.nautilus.html   (416 words)

 Filie (discontinued)
Filie was an open source project that aimed to implement a fast spatial file manager for MacOS X. The Finder in OS X prior to 10.4 made it increasingly difficult to browse spatially, partially due to conscious design decisions, partially due to bugs or side-effects in/of certain features.
While Filie was a Cocoa application written using xCode on MacOS X, a lot of the file management stuff relied on Carbon for the heavy lifting, so we used to be interested in knowledgeable developers of either conviction.
If files aren't marked as being under the GPL, they aren't, and you can't assume you may use them, even if they are not password-protected.
www.zathras.de /programming/filie.htm   (463 words)

 Virtual Spatial Data (ODBC/OVF) — UMN MapServer
Your data must have an X and a Y column, and the data may be accessed through an ODBC connection or a direct pointer to a text file.
First, if the dbf is part of a shape file, rename it to a different base file name that doesn't match that of any other shape file in the folder.
The OVF file ("points.ovf") below creates a virtual data source with two layers (rrs_fire_ca_48h_pt and rrs_fire_ca_7d_pt) with point geometries, corresponding to the two dbf files.
mapserver.gis.umn.edu /docs/reference/vector_data/VirtualSpatialData   (1132 words)

 Too quiet lately. | www.kdedevelopers.org
As I suspected, the thread referenced John Siracusa's article on the Spatial Finder over at Ars Technica.
After reading that the Nautilus team had decided to go with a spatial model (only they started calling it 'object oriented' for some unknown reason), I decided that it was time to give it a try.
But what Konqueror doesn't have is lightning fast response times, a small code footprint, and a focus on file management.
www.kdedevelopers.org /node/218   (702 words)

 Lab 1 - Spatial and Attribute Query   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
You will be expected to make some spatial and attribute queries before creating a hardcopy output of your work.
The attribute and spatial data have been downloaded to you as a zipped (compressed) self extracting executable.
This is done by opening your Windows file manager (Windows NT Explorer), navigating to your 'GISData' directory and double clicking on the filename.
geog.hkbu.edu.hk /virtuallabs/gis/lab1a.htm   (300 words)

 ui:spatial [ThunarWiki]
While spatial views make things easier (that’s the whole point about them actually), many people are too dependent on the more complex views.
Ok, then I decided to power-on my brain, and I realized that it wasn’t the file manager that was bad, but my handling of files and directories was wrong.
So to sum up: The basic problem with a spatial file manager interface is located in the (advanced) user’s mind.
thunar.xfce.org /wiki/ui:spatial?rev=1109028093   (661 words)

 Slashdot | Nine Things You Should Know About Nautilus
The file manager was perfected with Norton Commander and all of it's clones.
Anything further from an idea file manager I couldn't imagine, it is almost identical the role Windows Explorer plays in Windows, but manages to use even more resources (I never thought I would see the day when a UNIX program would out bloat a Windows program.
Spatial browsing is fine too, and if they find it irritating, which they may after a while, you just have it open files in the same window.
rss.slashdot.org /Slashdot/slashdot?m=5394   (7708 words)

 LWN: Living Down to a Low Standard (ComputerWorld)
But spatial nautilus ties the users hands behind his back, blindfolds him, and spins him around.
And Windows was _never_ spatial at all; spatial means a hell of a lot more than just "opens folder in new window," which is the only similarity spatial nautilus has to old Windows file manager.
It's not very popular these days, especially outside the UK and Germany, due to not being available for x86 hardware, but it's users are very happy with the UI, and always have been.
lwn.net /Articles/84357   (638 words)

 The Spatial Way
Ever since the GNOME hackers decided that Nautilus, the file manager in GNOME, would sport a spatial way of working by default, the word "spatial" has been in just about every other mailing list or review of the desktop environment.
The OO metaphor, after long debates, seem to be the easier of the two, for new users to learn how to use - it abstracts the need to understand the filesystem and allows for the concept of directories to be understood better.
The GNOME Desktop has started breaking down the myth of the "average user" and the "power user" and instead focusing on "good defaults and elegant interface design makes software better for everyone to use, regardless of their level of experience", and drastic changes like this is only going to push the open source desktop further.
www.bytebot.net /geekdocs/spatial-nautilus.html   (1029 words)

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