Catfish 0.6 Released

Catfish 0.6 features a complete rewrite, easier translations, and better-than-ever stability and performance. It also needs your help if you speak a language other than English.

What’s New in Catfish 0.6?

  • Completely rewritten from the ground up.
  • The UNIX ‘find’ command has been replaced with Python’s os.walk. This makes everything faster and more responsive. The “Deep Search” button is also gone.
  • The sidebar now uses the theme style and symbolic icons (when available).
  • The interface has also had a number of other tweaks, further refining it into a professional-grade application.
  • File names can now be dragged from the search results into other applications.
  • Files can now be deleted from the results window.
  • To speed things up, these above items and other file actions can now be performed simultaneously on multiple files.
  • Strings have been simplified and made clearer, making the application easier to translate into other languages.
  • Last but not least, this is the first version of Catfish that can be run with either Python 2 or 3.
Catfish is faster, cleaner, leaner, and meaner.
Catfish is faster, cleaner, leaner, and meaner.

Translations Needed

With the newly optimized interface and strings, there’s a need for new translations. There are more strings than ever before, and I think the number of users is growing as well. As such, there is a growing need for more localizations than ever before. And all of the old translations are no longer compatible.

So, if you or a friend are interested in contributing, improving, or suggesting translations for the next release, check out the Launchpad translations page! With their handy interface, creating and modifying translations is really as simple as can be. And hurry because this next release will likely happen this weekend and will include all completed translations!

What About the Code?

If you’re interested in looking at or testing the code, you can check it out here.  If you find any bugs, be sure to report them on the Launchpad bugs page.

Thanks for your interest in Catfish!  What do you think?  Let me know in the comments!