Tracker (file manager)
Haiku Tracker on the Haiku Desktop
623 (Tracker), 478 (Deskbar)
Alpha Two / May 10, 2010
|Operating system||Haiku (operating system)|
|Type||Desktop Management Tools|
|License||BSD license (free software)|
The original Tracker was created by Be Inc., as part of BeOS, but was opensourced in late 2000. The project was managed by Be until its close-down in late 2001, when it moved to SourceForge under the guidance of Axel Dörfler, the chief non-Be contributor. It is under the OpenTracker License, which is a barely modified BSD license that allows the use of the Be trademark Tracker to be used.
The Deskbar is a taskbar that is by default placed in the upper right corner of the screen of the Haiku operating system. It is composed of the deskbar menu, the tray (clock information panel) and the list of running programs. The Tracker is always showed on the top of the list of running programs.
In order to access any memory device for the first time the user has to mount the volume, that means, let the system know it is there. This is done with a right-click on the Desktop, then choosing volume from the Mount submenu, which is also found in Deskbar.
This is a useful feature of the Tracker. Instead of double-clicking in order to open a folder, the user can right-click and move down the hierarchy in the submenu. Every folder is represented by another submenu, not by new window.
The Tracker shows the progress of copying, moving or deleting files. It also lets the user stop or pause current transactions.
|The Wikibook Haiku/Haiku_Basics#Tracker has a page on the topic of: Haiku Tracker|