Ubuntu 12.10 Might Ship With Nautilus 3.4 Instead Of 3.6

Nautilus is causing a lot of controversy lately: Linux Mint is forking it, SolusOS has added some patches to make it more usable, and the Ubuntu developers don’t agree with its direction either and are thinking on going back to Nautilus 3.4.x for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.Nautilus 3.4.xIn a comment on a Launchpad bug posted yesterday, Sebastien Bacher, software engineer at Canonical, has said that Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal might go back to Nautilus 3.4, even though Nautilus 3.5.x is already in the Quantal repositories:[…] we are looking at going back to nautilus 3.4 for quantal but it’s good to have a good view of the issues with the new versionPantheon Files, used by default in elementary OS Luna, a Marlin forkIn a later comment, he also adds his personal opinion, saying that he’s leaning toward shipping Nautilus 3.4.x on the CD for Quantal, but shipping 3.6.x in the archive too. And that’s not all, Sebastien also says that Ubuntu might decide to either follow GNOME or join efforts with the Marlin or Nemo teams and use one of these by default in Ubuntu, instead of Nautilus:Looking around us “elementary os” has its own filemanager (marlin, written in vala), “mint”

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