Nautilus considered a nuisance.
Posted Apr 2, 2010 0:44 UTC (Fri) by ncm
In reply to: Nautilus considered a nuisance.
Parent article: GNOME 2.30 has been released
FWIW, I help out GNOME (can push your patch).
Thank you. You may start by backing out the patch that wiped out the in-place gconf documentation for apps/desktop/interface/gtk_key_theme, which used to identify "Emacs" as one of the key theme options, with the meaningless filler "Basename of the default theme used by gtk+". See http://lwn.net/Articles/361486/ . Once this is done (and logged in #558198) we can begin to discuss other fixes.
Though likely just the method to disable Nautilus taking over your desktop changed (it isn't really something which is a standard configuration for GNOME devs, so breakage is more likely to happen).
As noted in the posting linked at the top, this dependency was deliberately added by somebody who apparently thought everyone should be forced to run Nautilus. Presumably many people find Nautilus useful, and don't mind running it. While Emacs is likewise useful to many people, it isn't forced on everyone.
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