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Release notes 0.6.2

Fixes for symlink-related crash bugs and improvements to sorting and the context menu are the order of the day.

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Release notes 0.6.1

A small bugfix release to fix an annoying crash bug that crept in with the last pre-release commit.

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Release notes 0.6.0

After a hiatus of a few months, Fileside is back with a vengeance, with what’s intended to be the last beta version before launching publicly. As such, it contains the feature set planned for version 1.0.

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Release notes 0.5.0

Working with layouts is now less of a plight, thanks to bright-looking colours that seduce and delight.

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Fixing drag and drop in Electron

Drag and drop from Electron apps to other applications is broken. One possible way to work around it is by writing native Node modules replacing Electron’s implementation. That way we can support dragging multiple files out of our app with full support for modifier keys. This article describes how to do this for Windows and MacOS.

But be warned, you have to want drag and drop really, really badly to go down this route. It is a lot of work, as it involves use of native Node modules, the Win32 and Cocoa APIs, and the C, C++ and Objective-C languagues. And in the end it’s still not quite perfect. If that’s not enough to deter you, do read on to embark on a journey to the heart of darkness.