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These days i'm thinking of HFS 3.
Maybe it will be a full rewrite, from scratch.
In such case, it would be the time to introduce deep changes.

I would like to know the things that you think should be very different.

I already planned these things
  • options in dialog instead of menu
  • have a single folder type instead of reals and virtuals
  • multilanguage
I know many of you will ask new features that has nothing to do with the changes i'm talking about. It's not easy for me to explain what's related and what's not.

I'm considering to write it using python. It would add a lot of power, but i have to find an easy way to get an executable.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2007, 01:27:56 PM by rejetto »


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A full rewrite  :o

- I think some more menu's in the GUI, what menu's i don't know :P
- Single folder type is a good idea.
- as long as its English  ;D

I have always wanted the template editor to have code colouring. Like in Dreamweaver and Firefox View Source.



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I think one thing is the template "editor". I cant use "ctrl + a" to mark all. And "ctrl + f" dont work too (for search)
-i wish better statistics (with grapohs for 1 h, 24h, 1 week, 1 month) like the Gene6 FTP Server 3
-dont log the files these are in "dont consider as a download mask" (or make 2 options)
-autosave filesystems and settings after EVERY change
-better (easier) menus and dialogs
-anti hammering feature
-sorting a -z and z -a
-built-in SSH !
« Last Edit: April 20, 2007, 02:56:08 PM by traxxus »
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Another idea just came to mind for the editor, Find and Replace. Would be cool to Find and Replace stuff ;)
Would be handy when changing directories and stuff like that.

OH another just came to mind, u can't ctrl+s to save the template.

And is there currently a hot-key to 'apply' and 'ok'?

AND another just came to me. Multiple undo, howcome we can only undo once?

Edit: My bad, its alt+e to export it, it's habbit for me to ctrl+s haha
« Last Edit: April 20, 2007, 03:18:34 PM by That_Stevens_Guy »


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These days i'm thinking of HFS 3.
Maybe it will be a full rewrite, from scratch. ... I'm considering to write it using python. It would add a lot of power, but i have to find an easy way to get an executable.
This sounds great! From what i've learned from http://www.python.org/about/ , even I would then be able to understand the source  ;) ... and does it mean that HFS3 would be a multiplatform application and OS independant?  :) Which Win32 compiler do you consider or are you still searching?

... I know many of you will ask new features that has nothing to do with the changes i'm talking about. It's not easy for me to explain what's related and what's not. ...
Maybe very obvious, but may I propose to reject all feature requests on HFS2 from now on and only fix bugs to keep HFS2 as a stable version as long as HFS3 will be in beta?

... I already planned these things
  • options in dialog instead of menu
  • have a single folder type instead of reals and virtuals
  • multilanguage
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I guess nobody will complain on the second and third of above. But what is meant by options in dialog?

Additionally, please consider the following in order of importance:

1. One rar/zip-file to download containing the executable plus the ini, tpl and multi-languagefile(s).

2. Registry entries as option only.
(The actual first time execution of HFS2 saves to registry on exit by default. This is annoying with testing new versions, I often forget to save to file and have to clean the registry or run uninstall.)
2. Please keep the multi-instances of HFS (very useful for different HFS's on different ports eg. in combination with Stunnel).

3. An improved GUI (which should be the main target for version 3 imho) with tabs for eg "Configuration" and "Help &Troubleshooting". Remove Easy/Expert, its confusing and doesn't help.
The configuration tab would open a new window with logical ordered tabs like eg. Clients, Template, Limits, Logs ... with check marks and radio buttons and Apply, Save and Cancel buttons.

4. Some cosmetic changes on naming of the variables in the tpl for better remembering and faster typing.

5. A new & more attractive default template to reflect the new version.

... HFS is almost perfect, so keep it simple, small, fast and secure.


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5. A new & more attractive default template to reflect the new version.

OH! PICK ME! PICK ME!

Would be an honor to create a template that will be used as the default one :D

Or maybe even better yet..

A template that has been made by all the template builders, a whole new template! A joint force to create teh ultimate template!!

But anyway; plz explain a bit more with what you can implement new when you build it over from scratch?

And another thing: whats so bad about the real and virtual folders.. i dont know how i can create my current folder tree without virtual folders =/


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If there is a new default template for v3 don't make it javascript dependant.
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I'm considering to write it using python. It would add a lot of power, but i have to find an easy way to get an executable.

Python is a very right and powerfull choose.  ;D

Also if I haven't big knowledge in programming,  :'( in past times I've played a lot with sw powered by Python like Zope
http://www.zope.org and his applications like Plone http://www.plone.org and CPS http://www.cps-project.org/.

Yes ! a very good choose ;)

You also consider, but perhaps I have already posted this matter, the possibility for user to make downloads of whole folders as zip file like in Myweb
http://www.xuebrothers.net/myweb/myweb.htm


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It would be nice to have a place to put all the templates already here within HFS... maybe we can have a 'Get More Templates' button like in Firefox with the 'Get More Extensions' which would bring the users to a site with all of our templates on it. This would still give us the freedom to update the templates and the users have the freedom to choose any template they like... It could even work off some sort of linking rss feed like the forum has... and list all the current templates. I think just having a 'Get More Templates' button would be suffice though.

GE i think we should leave rejetto to the default template. Just so we have a base template for the newbies to work off that has all the core functionalities of HFS. If they want a better one ;) they can use my feature i suggested in the above :)

Well i've had my say. Time to go read more posts.


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I've 2 ideas i dont think they are on the todo list, so here they are and if you are doing major changes the first onemight be possible, but i know very little programming so just say if it isnt

firstly when uploading instead of having the %progress% in an iframe hw about getting some sort of flash progress bar that will read the status from hfs making it appear as realtime data instead of it reloading itself every second.

Secondly this may have been posted before and if it has sorry but i havnt got the time to check right now. in the vitual file system if you could get a %user% tag so that each different user could have their own folder they can upload to without needing to create each folder individually and setting the upload permissions etc.

Please say if you think any of these ideas are possible or not.


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These days i'm thinking of HFS 3.
I really love that no1 first release, that one, you can truely call that one cute.

I have always wanted the template editor to have code colouring.
Real easymyman TSG, you just install Borland Delphi, and some Base something i think. You find it deep down at Sourge Fourge someplace. You just click click click click click click click click click click, it`s real easy man.  ;D

... HFS is almost perfect, so keep it simple, small, fast and secure.
Gees: 10 points!

PICK ME! PICK ME!
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//Fysack, try posting only once or twice next time :P
« Last Edit: April 24, 2007, 01:39:59 PM by Fysack »
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I would like to see a webbased remote control to add new files when i'm not at home.


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Yea so would I, but i think rejetto is waiting for HFS to fully support php before this gets implemented...


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I got an idea ill keep it short sharp and simple

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