[Unity-design] Fwd: What do we do with the file manager?

Michael Terry michael.terry at canonical.com
Thu Aug 9 15:05:50 UTC 2012

Maximal features should not be our goal.  What's best for the default 
install should be.

There are always going to be other file managers a user can install 
from the USC for more features.  We should pick a path that is best in 
terms of maintainability for us and usability for across-the-chasm 

Picking one of the forks of 3.4 nautilus means that either we are the 
sole stewards or we will conflict with the existing maintainers over 
design goals (which sounds a lot like GNOME but with less manpower).

I don't think we have the energies to own a whole file manager.  I vote 
we just ride along with GNOME on this one and patch it to fit better 
when running under Unity.


On Thu 09 Aug 2012 10:52:28 EDT, Jonas Platte wrote:
> I think so too. The only good feature in 3.6, that I can find, is the
> black icon set for the left panel.
> Am 09.08.2012, 16:49 Uhr, schrieb Georgi Karavasilev
> <motorslav at gmail.com>:
>> To be honest, there is so much work to be done in nautilus 3.6 that I
>> find
>> it hard to believe if it is even a choice here -_-

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