The revolution is coming

I’ve started working on converting Nautilus to use the gio API instead of gnome-vfs. Its nowhere near done, but today I finished converting the basic file information reading and handling to gio.

Nautilus screenshot

Here it is, in all its glory!

Of course, it looks exactly the same as before, but its new and shiny on the inside. :-)

The code is available in the “nautilus-gio” branch in subversion. At the moment it only works with the standard gio local files backend. If you install gvfs it crashes due to some dbus mainloop integration conflict issues.

12 Responses to “The revolution is coming”

  1. m says:

    Will gvfs solve the problem with gnome-vfs that anything that links to libgnomevfs-2 will be linked to a lot of libraries that are not really needed (like krb5suppor, gssapi, ssl) that add startup + footprint overhead to any gnome application?

  2. Ross Burton says:

    Dude, impressive!

  3. John McCutchan says:

    great work!

  4. Alex Jones says:

    As more and more file-types gain some kind of thumbnail image, I really start to miss meaningful file type icons.

  5. congrats! this is very good stuff

  6. bersace says:

    You rock ! Waiting for GVFS to get ready :)

  7. Vincent Untz says:

    It looks the same, but we can feel the power!

  8. pirast says:

    what advantage does the change bring?

  9. alexl says:

    m: Yes, apps will link only to dbus (and libgio/gvfs).