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SpaceFM 0.7.10 and udevil 0.3.1

SpaceFM 0.7.10 has been released. This corrects a problem with aufs and devtmpfs filesystems introduced in the threading changes of 0.7.9 which affected primarily live distros like Parted Magic, and also adds a few new features as detailed in News.

Much thanks to Vladimir Kudrya for contributing a complete Russian translation for this version (and for udevil 0.3.1), and to Goran Simovic for contributing new SpaceFM icons for the Faenza theme.

Note the changes to icon installation locations in this version. It is recommended that packagers and users use the new ––disable-pixmaps configure option when building SpaceFM, as detailed in News.

SpaceFM is now included by default in the SystemRescueCD live distro.
udevil 0.3.1 is available – see udevil News for details. Note that this release does NOT include the new remove function, which is still under development in the next branch. Also, udevil is now ready for translation (Russian is already available).

July 25, 2012 - Posted by | Software


  1. Hello again.

    Could you make libgtk2.0-bin a depends for SpaceFM 0.7.10 otherwise building the .deb and/or installing the pre-made .deb fails.



    Comment by anticapitalista | July 26, 2012

    • Thanks for pointing this out. The fix is here.

      Comment by IgnorantGuru | July 27, 2012

  2. Thanks for the fix. (That sounds like i’m a spacefm junkie) :)

    Comment by anticapitalista | July 27, 2012

  3. In what DE are you testing SpaceFM iguru?
    It sounds like a good FM to use with openbox. Crunchbang linux uses “openbox” well and spacefm could fit there. Currently Crungbang uses “thunar” FM and “catfish” for seach. Thunar has single pane and catsifh search is.. tragic.

    Comment by StavrosDaliakopoulos (@sdaliakopoulos) | August 4, 2012

    • I mostly develop and test spacefm on Openbox (no DE, but some xfce and lxde components installed). SpaceFM generally works on any modern distro and in any DE, and there are users from most of them – it is merely a gtk app (not gnome). The exception seems to be Unity – a number of display problems have been reported (spacefm uses gtk in some intense ways, and I think Unity attempting to steal the menu bar, etc doesn’t fly, but there are some workarounds).

      Comment by IgnorantGuru | August 4, 2012

  4. Using udevil with spacefm to mount ssh:// locations, what is the best way to make it use an existing public key? I’ve symlinked my id_rsa in /root/.ssh (which works fine), but is there a better way?

    Comment by Col | August 12, 2012

    • udevil (spacefm’s ssh mounter) is a front-end for mount only, so it mounts ssh by running mount as root, which in turn uses a mount helper. If you want to mount fuse as a normal user, and thus use your user keys you could just run sshfs or fusermount directly.

      You could do this in the path bar (if the entry begins with a dollar sign, spacefm runs it as a command). Or, you could make a custom command to do it. Also, the next release of spacefm, currently available in the next branch on github (see the README – BUILD NEXT) spacefm >=0.7.11 allows you to set a custom handler for ssh and other protocols. So you could make a little script that runs sshfs or fuse instead of udevil for this.

      It’s also possible to set credentials and stuff other ways, but I’m ‘ignorant’ there.

      Comment by IgnorantGuru | August 12, 2012

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