Remember the story of Nautilus on Ubuntu 12.10: was initially decided to use the version 3.6 of Nautilus, The GNOME file manager (and Ubuntu), the release of which would take place in time for inclusion in Quantal. The development release of the Ubuntu 12.10 was even included Nautilus 3.5.x making everyone believe that the transition from Nautilus Nautilus 3.4 to 3.6 would come soon … but, due to the removal of some features considered essential by a circle of users and due to the lack of integration of Nautilus 3.6 with some of the mechanisms of the Unity desktop (first of all the lack of integration with HUD ), surprisingly it was decided to take a step back and return to Nautilus 3.4: to date Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal <strong > is distributed with Nautilus 3.4.
During the last UDS-R has broached the subject Nautilus: would have chosen to integrate within Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail a review of Nautilus 3.6 as there would be time – during the development cycle – to make the filemanager compatible with the mechanisms of the Unity desktop and also integrate some of functionalities of the future desktop manager Nautilus 3.8 (booming). In practice, the version of Nautilus included in Ubuntu 4.13 should be a “mix” between Nautilus Nautilus 3.6 and 3.8.
Who will prevail? In all likelihood, the “carrier” of the “mix up” Nautilus belong to version 3.6 , as within the repository of Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail arrived a few days ago, Nautilus 3.6.3: if the base had been, however, Nautilus 3.8 … in all probability in the repository Raring would present the current development version of the file manager (the 3.7).
Ultimately in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring is likely to be present Nautilus 3.6 with some features specific to Nautilus 3.8. What are these? We’ll let you know as soon as we have more news.