Bug#230756: nautilus: Should not change desktop settings (color, icons) when launched under a non-GNOME session

Johannes Rohr Johannes Rohr <j.rohr@comlink.org>, 230756@bugs.debian.org
Tue, 03 Feb 2004 11:53:16 +0100

Am Di, den 03.02.2004 schrieb Karsten M. Self um 04:19:
> > Nautilus handles the the desktop background as a single window,
> > occupying the full visible screen size, where its predecessor, GMC,
> > placed lots of mini-windows onto the original X root window. The latter
> > approach left the desktop background unchanged whereas the former cannot
> > but override it.
> > 
> > I think there have been lengthy and exhaustive discussions about this
> > (desktop as a single window) upstream. The way it currently is, is based
> > on a fundamental design decision taken by upstream and there is little
> > hope that filing bugs to the Debian BTS will have *any* impact. 
> > 
> > So, if you want to reach those responsible for this design decision, you
> > should go to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.
> Actually, I've been in direct contact with Jeff Waugh and others.

We'll be happy to read your progress report here...

> I'm seeing some gross usability / utility failures in GNOME and am
> addressing these through both formal (bug report) and informal channels.

Then you might get yourself a bugzilla account at GNOME. 

> > P.S.: I'm not the maintainer. But AFAIK this can only be tagged
> > "wontfix".
> Pass it upstream.

Done. But I repeat: If you're serious, please get yourself a bugzilla
account at GNOME org. At present I can't even put you on the CC list for
the bug you've reported. Meaning: You won't even be notified when
upstream closes it, presumably tagging it NOTABUG, INVALID or DUPLICATE
of xxxxxx.