Version 0.2 of Saladin, the dual-pane file manager for Windows, is available. A simple built-in file viewer is included in this release. It can display text files, binary files and images. It supports text files using various encoding, including Unicode and East Asian scripts and most common image formats, including PNG, JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, ICO, and SVG). It also fixes a few small bugs found in the previous version and introduces natural order for sorting file names (like in Windows Explorer).
The problems with file downloads hosted by SourceForge.net are now solved so I redirected all downloads back to their servers. It was a very unfortunate coincidence that the problems started just at the time of the first release of Saladin, but thanks to the hard work of the SourceForge.net staff everything is back to normal.
The file downloads service hosted by SourceForge.net is still broken (after the attack which happened on 27th of January) and installer packages downloaded from there are incomplete. For now please download all packages directly from the downloads page on my web site. I will redirect those downloads back to SourceForge.net once it is usable again. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
Saladin is a new dual-pane file manager for Windows built using the open source Qt framework and native Windows API. The first release already provides most standard file operations known from other file managers, including support for ZIP archives and FTP connections. Saladin is intended to be a simple and lightweight program which is just a front-end for the Windows Shell. It relies completely on shell integration for icons, contextual menus, drag and drop and most file operations. It can also be integrated with third party tools for viewing, editing and comparing files and for command line support.
Saladin requires Windows Vista or newer (including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008) and will not work with older versions. It has both 32-bit and 64-bit version so you can access your Shell extensions even when using a 64-bit version of the operating system.
This program is free software released under the GPL license and is supported only by voluntary donations. Feel free to express opinions, ask questions, report bugs and request new features using the forums section. You can find the installers and the source code on the downloads page.