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A simple way of providing nautilus scripts in packages, and make it easy for non-technical users to activate them.


Nautilus scripts are an easy and nice way for users to extend nautilus. Therefore a lot of these scripts exist, and users are interested in installing them easily.

Use Cases


Users should be able to easily install and enable scripts they want. There will be no advanced administration possibilities for larger systems, e.g. by managing the enabled scripts list using gconf.


Using one system-wide script directory directly would also be possible, but would not allow the user to enable/disable specific scripts. Therefore the existing user directory will be used, and links from there to a pseudo system-wide directory will be created.

The user can control this process by using a dialog in nautilus, that provides a list where he can select the scripts that are active.


Outstanding Issues

BoF agenda and discussion


NautilusScriptsSpec (last edited 2008-08-06 16:30:06 by localhost)