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Re: [SLE] Eazel and Nautilus is DEAD, out of business - no revenue
Funny, latest? release of Nautilus is on the June release of "pc world"

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From: "Curtis Rey" <crrey@xxxxxxxx>
To: <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 12:47 PM
Subject: [SLE] Eazel and Nautilus is DEAD, out of business - no revenue


> I subscribed to the "Nautilus-list" and have been reading a whole passel
of
> messages about their dimiss and a thank you's from the users to the
developers
>
> here are a few:
>
> ***Thanks to all the Eazel people for some excellent work, and thanks
> even more to those of you who are staying around and volunteering your
> time to keep working on the project.
>
> This may seem trivial in comparison, but what about this list? How
> long will it be able to stay at eazel.com?
>
>
> All the best,***
>
> ***As Bart said in his recent email, Eazel is shutting down.
>
> Some people are probably wondering what's up with packages maintained by
> former Eazel employees. Here is the status for a few of them:
>
> Nautilus -- I'll continue to be the maintainer of Nautilus for the
> foreseeable future. I have time to devote to GNOME for now and I plan to
> continue to work to enhance Nautilus. Short term directions for Nautilus
> will include performance improvements and a fix to the session manager
> problem that plagues many 1.0.3 users. Longer term plans include porting
> to the GNOME 2 platform. We'll need some new blood -- new volunteers to
> get involved -- to help out the old hands that remain. Andy Hertzfeld is
> going to continue to contribute, and Ramiro Estrugo probably will too
> (Ramiro's out of town right now). John Sullivan may be working on Nautilus
> too, but he's about to take a long vacation, so he'll be out for a while.
> Some of the other familiar faces from Eazel might show up too, but these
> are the guys who specifically told me they'd continue to contribute.
>
> gnome-vfs -- Ian McKellar <yakk@xxxxxxxx> is going to take over as
> gnome-vfs maintainer. The good news is that gnome-vfs is already working
> as part of the GNOME 2 platform. Short term priorities for gnome-vfs
> include filling out the documentation for programmers and finishing a new
> API for handling authentication (done by Mike Fleming). I'd also like to
> see a Samba module and an ssh module to fill out the kinds of file systems
> that gnome-vfs works with, but we don't have any volunteers for that yet.
>
> eel -- The library formerly known as libnautilus-extensions will be
> maintained by Ramiro Estrugo <ramiro@xxxxxxxxxxxx> and me. The main thing
> planned here is conversion to GNOME 2. In the long run, we'd like to see
> most of this library move into real platform libraries, so this library
> becomes obsolete.
>
> librsvg -- Ramiro and I will also maintain this library for now.
> Switching this over to GNOME 2 is the top priority. The overlap between
> this library and libart is something someone might want to tackle in the
> GNOME 2.0 time frame.
>
> ammonite -- The main purpose of this library is to support Eazel
> Services. The maintainer, Mike Fleming <mikef@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, may want
> to keep it going, but I think it's more likely that he'll retire it soon.
>
> trilobite -- The main purpose of this library is to support Eazel
> Services. The maintainer, Eskil Heyn Olsen <eskil.olsen@xxxxxx> may want
> to keep it going. There's some good package management stuff in here,
> including the Nautilus package view, but I think it's more likely that he'
> ll retire it soon.
>
> Some other stuff:
>
> mailing lists -- I'd like to move some mailing lists from eazel.com
> to
> gnome.org at some point. We might want to shut down some of the lists, but
> we definitely want to keep nautilus-list, at least. You can see the list
> of lists at <http://lists.eazel.com/mailman/listinfo/>.
>
> bugzilla -- I'd like to eventually move all the bugs from
> bugzilla.eazel.com to bugzilla.gnome.org. If we use an algorithm that maps
> bug numbers in a consistent way (perhaps with some constant offset), then
> we can replace the Eazel bugzilla with a forwarding system so that old
> links to bugs could continue to work. If someone wants to work with me on
> this, please contact me by email. (It's OK if we lose the "time estimate",
> "inclination", and "target milestone" fields in this transition.)
>
> IRC channel #nautilus -- I haven't been around the last few days,
> but
> I promise I'll be back hanging around there a bit more. Maybe we can even
> get Andy to start using IRC!
>
> tinderbox -- Having a Tinderbox for Nautilus and the packages it
> uses
> has been really great during the development of Nautilus 0.1 through
1.0.3.
> One of the best parts for Nautilus testing was the availability of
> "hourly" builds in both source form and RPM packages. Ian was even working
> on making "hourly" builds in Debian package format too. Robin Slomkowski
> <robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> is willing to work with other GNOME hackers to get
> one set up. He knows a lot about making both the Tinderbox server itself
> and the build machines work smoothly. You might want to send him mail if
> you are willing to work with him.
>
> If you have other questions, feel free to send them to one of the relevant
> mailing lists.
>
> I'll be around***
>
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