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So much has happened in the past three weeks. Six new versions of fman came out. 20 features and bug fixes were implemented. To let you see them, a Changelog page was added. With pretty pictures! Also, the Docs section was expanded to make it easier to configure fman. Suffice it to say, I've been waking up at 5am a lot.

As a startup CEO, I slept like a baby.
I woke up every 2 hours and cried.

Ben Horowitz

There is one thing that has come up numerous times since fman's inception: People want an issue tracker. Not just a public Trello board where you can vote on issues. A real issue tracker like GitHub's. Where you can submit bugs and request features, and maybe also talk about fman.

A few fman users in particular kept pestering me about this. (I'm looking at you, macosxguru 😉). It got to the point where I was afraid people were on the verge of starting their own issue tracker. This actually happened to Sublime Text, whose tracker is now run by the community.

So, from today onwards, fman's issue tracker will be hosted on GitHub. Use it to your heart's content to request features, file bugs and talk about fman. As on Trello, you can vote on features: Just give them a "thumbs-up" 👍 using the GitHub Reactions feature. The more votes an issue gets, the sooner it will be implemented. (I still have the previous number of votes from the Trello board, and will take them into account.)

The next release of fman will introduce another GitHub-related item: Making it possible to install plugins from GitHub, within fman. Stay tuned!

Michael started fman in 2016, convinced that we deserve a better file manager. fman's launch in 2017 was a huge success. But despite full-time work, it only makes $500 per month. The goal is to fix this.