Taking the rather lazy route tying it to GNOME. I suppose they don't want to
have to reinvent the wheel but I would have expected a company filled with
old Apple/General Magic and NeXT heads to have developed their own GUI from
the ground up. Sure it would have added Mozilla style development time to
the project but it would be the only way to guarantee consistency and avoid
the stupid HUI guidelines that some coder lifted whole from the Microsoft UI
guidelines and implemented in a half ass'd way.
Hertzfeld is keynoting at MacHack this year [Coding, Keynotes from
Uber-Techies, Ice Cream, Movies, big,big,big dinners and Mac/NeXT/BSD geeks
screaming at each other while they race to finish their hacks before the 72
hour deadline. Starts at 12:01am Wednesday finishes 12:01am Sunday, nothing
ever closes and they book the entire hotel out so there's no other guests to
disturb.], so I'm sure they'll put him through the meat grinder and get more
about the future of Nautilus.
Then there's the fact that I'm not so sure it's smart to tie your code to a
project that seriously considers the mad non-techie rantings of Miguel de
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