GNOME Files

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Files
Nautilus new logo.png
Nautilus-3.10.0.png
Screenshot of GNOME Files 3.10.0
Developer(s)GNOME
Initial releaseMarch 13, 2001 (March 13, 2001)
Stable release3.10 (26 September 2013; 5 months ago (2013-09-26)) [±][1]
Preview release3.11.3 (19 February 2014; 33 days ago (2014-02-19)) [±][2]
Written inC (GTK+)
Operating systemUnix-like
PlatformGNOME
Available inMultilingual
TypeFile manager
LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License
Websitelive.gnome.org/Nautilus
 
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Files
Nautilus new logo.png
Nautilus-3.10.0.png
Screenshot of GNOME Files 3.10.0
Developer(s)GNOME
Initial releaseMarch 13, 2001 (March 13, 2001)
Stable release3.10 (26 September 2013; 5 months ago (2013-09-26)) [±][1]
Preview release3.11.3 (19 February 2014; 33 days ago (2014-02-19)) [±][2]
Written inC (GTK+)
Operating systemUnix-like
PlatformGNOME
Available inMultilingual
TypeFile manager
LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License
Websitelive.gnome.org/Nautilus

GNOME Files, formerly called Nautilus, is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop. The name is a play on words, evoking the shell of a nautilus to represent an operating system shell. Nautilus replaced Midnight Commander in GNOME 1.4 and was the default from version 2.0 onwards.

Nautilus was the flagship product of the now-defunct Eazel Inc. Released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License, Nautilus is free software.

History[edit]

Nautilus was first released in 2001 and development has continued ever since. The following is a brief timeline of its development history:

Features[edit]

Nautilus supports browsing local filesystems as well as filesystems available through the GVFS system, including FTP sites, Windows SMB shares, OBEX protocol often implemented on cellphones, Files transferred over shell protocol, HTTP and WebDAV servers and SFTP servers.

Bookmarks, window backgrounds, notes, and add-on scripts are all implemented, and the user has the choice between icon, list, or compact list views. In browser mode, Nautilus keeps a history of visited folders, similar to many web browsers, permitting easy access to previously visited folders.

Nautilus can display previews of files in their icons, be they text files, images, sound or video files via thumbnailers such as Totem. Audio files are previewed (played back over GStreamer) when the pointer is hovering over them.

With the use of the GIO library, Nautilus tracks modification of local files in real time, eliminating the need to refresh the display manually. GIO internally supports Gamin and FAM, Linux's inotify, and Solaris' File Events Notification system.

Nautilus embeds MetaTracker.

In earlier versions, Nautilus included original vectorized icons designed by Susan Kare.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clasen, Matthias (26 September 2013), GNOME 3.10 Released, GNOME mailing list, retrieved 26 September 2013 
  2. ^ Persch, Christian (19 February 2014), GNOME 3.11.3, GNOME FTP Release mailing list, retrieved 21 February 2014 
  3. ^ Michael Hall (March 15, 2001). "Review: Nautilus 1.0: Has Eazel Earned Its Place in GNOME?". LinuxPlanet. Retrieved 2007-02-19. 
  4. ^ GNOME (April 2, 2001). "GNOME 1.4 Released – Desktop Environment Boasts Power, Stability, Polish and Integration". GNOME press release. Retrieved 2007-02-19. 
  5. ^ Murray Cumming; Colin Charles (March 31, 2004). "What's New In GNOME 2.6". GNOME. Retrieved 2006-12-24. 
  6. ^ Davyd Madeley (March 15, 2006). "GNOME 2.14 : What's New For Users". GNOME. Retrieved 2006-12-24. 
  7. ^ Alexander Larsson (December 7, 2005). "Seek and Ye Shall Find". Alexander Larsson's blog. Archived from the original on 2006-12-12. Retrieved 2006-12-24. 
  8. ^ GNOME 2.30 release notes
  9. ^ GNOME 2.32 release notes
  10. ^ GNOME 3.0 release notes
  11. ^ GNOME 3.4 release notes
  12. ^ GNOME 3.6 release notes
  13. ^ Linux Mint team forks Nautilus
  14. ^ Introducing Nemo
  15. ^ Updates to GNOME Applications
  16. ^ "Nautilus' contributors". GNOME. 2004. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 

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