GNOME Disk Analyzer

I upgraded my desktop to snv_66 (build 66 of Solaris Nevada) earlier in the week and played around some with the new GNOME bits (2.18). The new Disk Analyzer GUI has a much-improved format for showing where you're using disk space. In the example below, about 25% of my home directory is email, and about 23 MB is email for NFS.

Mike's home directory (GNOME)

I still prefer the equivalent view in Konqueror, because it can identify individual files, whereas the GNOME tool only tells you about directories. But the radial format in the GNOME tool is pretty cool.

Mike's
    home directory (KDE)

(In case anyone is wondering, the KDE screenshot is from back in March, so this picture is not directly comparable with the one above.)

Comments:

Might be worth filing a bug for what you'd like to see in the GNOME tool - perhaps listing the top large files, or something similar?

Posted by Glynn Foster on June 24, 2007 at 03:23 PM PDT #

Awesome tip! I was unaware of both of these. Thanks!

Posted by benr on June 24, 2007 at 04:18 PM PDT #

Filelight has the radial view for KDE.

Posted by Betelgeuse on June 24, 2007 at 06:48 PM PDT #

Glynn, thanks for the suggestion. http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=451393

Posted by Mike Kupfer on June 26, 2007 at 07:47 AM PDT #

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