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Old 04-01-2003, 12:44 AM   #1
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another not so stupid question.

As you can see in my profile info, I use RH 7.3 with Gnome 1.4

Though I like it very much, I miss the ability to have both, nautilus (which eats up resources like hell!) and gmc (was this the name for it? the classic file manager for Gnome?) from Gnome 1.2 and prior. Since the GDM configurator has an option to actually let you manage the kind of session you want started (in Gnome 1.2 it would be nautilus, default and gmc) I would like to have those same otpion under RH 7.3 *without* having to install Gnome 1.2 and then upgrade to 1.4 (which keeps this settings) So the question here is: Is it possible to install gmc (or gcm or whatever its name is) on Gnome 1.4?

Old 04-01-2003, 02:38 AM   #2
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* Should we ship it as a core part of GNOME 1.4 or in "extra apps"?
* Nautilus performance is improving a lot.
* GMC is unmaintained, and has been for quite some time
* We still want to keep it around, just in case someone wants to use it
* It should no longer permanently add itself to the session
* The GMC mime types capplet should be renamed "GMC Files and Types"
* It would be a lot of work to port it to using gnome-vfs mime types.
* Decided to move into "extra apps". "
Seems to me it's possible
Old 04-01-2003, 01:35 PM   #3
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It is just a pitty they stopped supporting it... I mean GMC was the closest thing to Konkeror (IMHO) and it DID NOT eat soooooo much resources (try to navigate your wallpaper's directories with the thumbnail thingy enabled and then open up gtop... I have got more than 1 Gig of mem occupied by nautilus). The other thing I do not like very much about it, is the fact that it is very much like (if what I am going to say is very offensive to you all, please forgiveme) explorer, it draws the desktop, it virtually manages the panels, etc, etc. And of course it uses as much resources as it can!
Why does it eats up sooo much memory???

I must admit that I (like many other people) could go to KDE, but I *really* like the Gnome style


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