The much hyped Gnome's file manager Nautilus 3.6 has made its way to the upcoming version of Ubuntu, Raring Ringtail. This version was earlier not adopted in Quantal due to many of its controversial changes. The whole desktop was upgraded to Gnome 3.6 while the file manager remained of 3.4 branch. Linux Mint developers on the other hand made their own fork of file manager called Nemo. This is similar to the earlier attitude taken by the developers, i.e. bring their own fork of Gnome as they did for Cinnamon.
The latest build of Nautilus that landed up in raring brings ome exciting features like:
- monochrome icons
- refined addressbar/pathbar
- state-aware navigation buttons
- search-as-you-type capabilities
However, this changes comes at a cost. Some of theearlier features like tree and some other views have been scrapped off. While this is not really a good news for many users, developers need to innovate new features and maintain them. This requires quite a lot of time and efforts. As resources are limited, the only way to bring innovation is to give away old features.
Raring Ringtail daily builds are available from here. You can give it a try if you want to have a taste of the latest features.