Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jul 2009 15:43 UTC
Gnome Quite a little interesting tidbit on Planet GNOME today. As we all know, the default file manager for the GNOME desktop is Nautilus. While there's nothing inherently wrong with it, it does have this odd interface where actually more screen space is dedicated to controls and buttons than to the actual part that matters: your files. As part of Ubuntu's Papercuts project, a fix has been worked on.
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RE: Canonical and upstream
by vivainio on Tue 21st Jul 2009 19:00 UTC in reply to "Canonical and upstream"
vivainio
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2008-12-26


Please folks, get them to play nice with upstream?


IIUC this is about upstream not wanting their change (and it is a big improvement IMO). Sometimes it's better to push forward with what they think is best. If upstream disagrees, it's okay; there is no time to convince everybody if you have a release to make.

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RE[2]: Canonical and upstream
by KugelKurt on Tue 21st Jul 2009 20:10 in reply to "RE: Canonical and upstream"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

IIUC this is about upstream not wanting their change

They don't want the change, because they are already developing something better.
If Canonical just had asked the Nautilus devs beforehand, the Canonical guy could've helped them out instead of developing a feature that will never make it into upstream GNOME.

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RE[3]: Canonical and upstream
by vivainio on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 11:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Canonical and upstream"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


They don't want the change, because they are already developing something better.


Will it be ready for Ubuntu Karmic? If not, it's too late anyway.

If Canonical just had asked the Nautilus devs beforehand, the Canonical guy could've helped them out instead of developing a feature that will never make it into upstream GNOME.


It doesn't seem like making the patch was a lot of work. If it doesn't make it into upstream gnome, so be it - it's still something LTS users will be using for 3 years (which is arguably the more important thing).

I for one don't care about "configurable" toolbars; if the default sucks, fix it.

That being said, pointing fingers is not helping anyone. Stuff is either fixed, or it's not fixed, nevermind where the blame is.

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