[arch-dev-public] Nautilus extension for packages

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 13:08:14 EDT 2009

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 9:38 PM, K. Piche <kpiche at rogers.com> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> For fun I hacked together a Nautilus extension to add an extra file
> property page for pacman packages.  I've got a binary package cleverly
> called nautilus-pacman available at
> http://kpiche.archlinux.ca/repo/nautilus-pacman-0.1-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz or
> use my repo:
> [kpiche]
> Server = http://kpiche.archlinux.ca/repo
> The package also adds a mime type and a mime type icon.  Install then
> logout & login or run 'nautilus -q'.
> No source yet as I wish to scan for embarrassments first.  :)
> Some notes and things I found out:
> - It's not amazingly useful since most of us probably use the CLI and
> don't manage packages with a file manager.  Could add some "Install"
> context menus later perhaps.
> - The property page is ugly, sorry.  not sure the best way to display
> the other package attributes just yet
> - No i18n
> - The extra mime bits are not tied to Nautilus and should be in a
> general package
> - libalpm could use a pkgconfig file for use in autoconf.
> - You can't initialize, release, then initialize the library in the same
> instance of a program.  Took a while to find those SIG11's.
> - Curious if we have a logo that would look better as an icon, maybe an
> outline?

When you do get around to releasing the source, you should post it to
the pacman-dev list, and we could get it included in the contrib/
directory of pacman.

Secondly, mind posting a bug report regarding the init/uninit/init bug?

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