Ladies and gentlemen, Sembrowser 0.1 is out for testing!
Have you noticed the version number? It is not that low for nothing: the application (which is a prototype for a faceted side panel) is far from finished and not guaranteed to be stable/scalable/with good performance; anyway, the main feature, that is the faceted panel itself (with basic functionality) is ready for some comments. I want to add that this app is not and will not be a replacement for Dolphin: the idea was and is to create a testing file manager for faceted browsing; Sembrowser has way less features than Dolphin (and I don’t want to copy all of them or port all of them), even if some things are similar (like the places side panel). The new panel itself may be, at some point, taken and ported to Dolphin, but it is too early to talk about this…
So, get the sources and give it a try: you will need KDE 4.4 from trunk (no, beta2 is not enough) and a working Nepomuk installation (with Virtuoso); the facet at the bottom is about tags, so if you don’t use them, well it may be the right time for you to start 🙂
Side notice: when you select some tags, only files (and not directories) are shown; comment below if you think that it may make sense in your opinion to show them, too, but for now it is not a bug, it is a feature 😛
Side notice 2: if you want to stay on the “bleeding edge”, you can get the sources from Gitorious.