RE: [Nautilus-list] Help out

As I said in a previous email, it might be very useful for a couple people
to identify feature additions that can be done without being too involved in
nautilus.  Another useful project might be a sidebar creation tutorial, or a
view creation tutorial.  I think that we should be trying to leverage
Nautilus' excellent component design more.  I think that many people think
of it as one pretty huge piece of software, rather than a bunch of smaller
pieces, and a couple larger parts.  That might help to create more momentum
amongst potential contributors.

But, if you're wanting a project now, here are a few things ;-)

Core Nautilus things that would be nice (off the top of my head):
1. spring-loaded folders
2. views should be able to remember their position when you go back to them

Big, but probably not "core" things:
1. getting medusa/searching to be fast/usable/good enough for vfolders
2. package installation/view
3. archive view/extraction
4. font preview icons
5. movie file preview icons (use first frame?)
6. those cool RSS/"smart" icons I saw a screenshot of months ago

small things
1. a nice set of useful nautilus scripts
2. more nautilus themes
3. probably lots more.  ;-)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: nautilus-list-admin lists eazel com
> [mailto:nautilus-list-admin lists eazel com]On Behalf Of Jonathan
> Blandford
> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 1:09 PM
> To: David Pettersson
> Cc: nautilus-list lists eazel com
> Subject: Re: [Nautilus-list] Help out
> David Pettersson <dave se linux org> writes:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Just thought I'd announce my interest in helping out with the
> development of
> > Nautilus. If there's a todo list, or if anyone needs help with anything,
> > please let me know.
> Excellent!
> There is a bug list at, and most nautilus issues
> should be there.  Unfortunately, a lot of these bugs require a fairly
> intimate knowledge of Nautilus, so browsing through there may be
> counterproductive.  What feature do you think nautilus
> needs, or what bug would you like to see fixed?  That may be a good
> place to start.  There are a lot of small to medium-size projects
> that could really be worthwhile.
> > I used to be a GNOME user (pre-1.0), but lost contact somewhere
> along the
> > way. I'm back now anyway, and I'm looking for something to do.
> I am fairly
> > skilled in C and familiar with the GTK/GNOME libraries, but I
> haven't really
> > cut my teeth yet.
> That's a really good start.  Feel free to write back with questions if
> you want.
> Good Luck,
> -Jonathan
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