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Update: this version of Nautilus Elementary if for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. For Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, see: Install Nautilus Elementary 2.30 Via PPA Repository [Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Only]


This is the first post that I'm written thanks to the new Google Buzz. Well, more thanks to am monkeyd who told us about the recent changes (and also thanks to him we got everything up and running), but anyway.

Now back to the post. Nautilus Elementary got some really nice changes today. The most important one is the integration of Gloobus Flow. Other changes include RGBA enabling/disabling, icons for the zoom slider (which can also be enabled/disabled) and a new hotkey for toggling the menubar: F8.

The code hasn't been released in the PPA yet, so to install it, follow the steps below:

1. Install Clutter and Clutter-GTK from GIT (yes, this is necessarily for the CoverFlow):

Clutter:
cd
git clone git://git.clutter-project.org/clutter
cd clutter
./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr
make
sudo make install

Clutter-GTK:
git clone git://git.clutter-project.org/clutter-gtk
cd clutter-gtk
./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr
make
sudo make install


2. Install Nautilus Elementary from BZR:

Please note that a lot of code has changed, so in case you already used BZR to get Nautilus Elementary, don't do "bzr pull". Instead, get the code again (like I wrote below).

sudo apt-get build-dep nautilus
sudo apt-get install build-essential
bzr branch lp:nautilus-elementary/2.28.4
cd 2.28.4/
./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr
make
sudo make install


3. Now restart nautilus:
nautilus -q



To enable / disable the RGBA support, press ALT + F2, enter: gconf-editor and then navigate to apps > nautilus > preferences and enable / disable the "rgba_colormap" key. Do the same for "show_zoom_slider" or "show_zoom_slider_icons" which can be found in the same place.

Please note:
  • for the RGBA to work, you need to use a Murrine theme;
  • to enable the Clutter View for a folder, go to View > Clutter View
  • Remember! Clutter (Cover) Flow is still alpha!



Uninstall Nautilus Elementary


If you want to uninstall Nautilus Elementary, simply follow the steps below:
cd
cd 2.28.4/
sudo make uninstall

Then open Synaptic, search for Nautilus (if you don't have any -dev packages installed, the nautilus packages which need reinstalling should be: nautilus, libnautilus-extension1 and nautilus-data) and reinstall the packages.

If you want to also uninstall clutter and clutter-gtk:
cd
cd clutter
sudo make uninstall

cd
cd clutter-gtk
sudo make uninstall

Then open Synaptic, search for clutter and clutter-gtk and reinstall all the packages with either "clutter" or "clutter-gtk" in their names (which are installed, obviously).
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