Project Exposé: Improving the GTK+ tree view selection interaction

After my recent blog entry about Nautilus tab support, Jared Moore raised his hand, started a private bzr branch and hacked away. This is great news, because it shows that we have so much contribution potential. For instance, Paweł Paprota is about to receive an SVN account.

A main focus of us (the “established” developers and maintainers) is to ensure that all you programming contributors out there receive optimal assistance and mentoring. Of course, this also applies to users, translators, artwork contributors, and journalists!

Because my last blog entry was a success, let’s try it again:

We are looking for someone who wants to improve the GTK+ tree view selection interaction: At the moment there is no way to pop up a context menu or drag a selection rectangle in a crowded list of files in the Nautilus list view.

The six years old bug report is available here, an email explaining the current issue is available on the mailing list archives of gtk-devel-list.