Re: Nautilus and tar.gz/tar.bz2

Hi John:

On Thu, 2002-09-12 at 16:10, Johnathan Bailes wrote:
> I am going to edit the often mentioned request for browsing into an
> archive.  
> Has anyone thought of chunking the whole VFS method and instead creating
> a File-Roller view since File-Roller hooks into Nautilus so well?

It's not my decision, but imho using file roller is the wrong solution.
To make archive handling in nautilus really useful users should be able
to treat archives like special folders. Users should be able to perform
any action they can on a regular folder upon an archive file. This would
include drag and dropping of files into the archive icon like you can
with folders, viewing archives as lists/icons etc, creating new archives
from the context menu (a new documents menu would be really cool).

A file-roller view may be a good short term fix, but the real goal
should be imho seemless integration of archives into the file manager.


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