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[[!meta title="GNOME 2.6 Bounties"]]
[[!meta author="Daniel Silverstone"]]
[[!meta date="2004-07-06 21:26:00 +0100"]]
[[!tag converted-badly-from-textile old-livejournal]]

<blockquote>
<em>Cut &mdash; Geek Alert!</em><br /> Some people offer large cash
incentives. However, since I’m poor, I offer the following: Tell me how
to achieve what I want without changing Gnome 2.6 and win a hug or one
$BEER token depending on your preference. Fix the issue I have and get
it into Debian and win twice as much. Get it into Gnome upstream as well
as Debian and win three $BEER tokens. Some of the below are clearly
bugs and I’ve filed bugs where I can. Some are usability issues and
could be plausibly worked-around for one $BEER token. Several of these
were pointed out to me by people like
<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/keybuk">Livejournal:keybuk</a>
and have since come to irritate me. My current issue list:

<ol>

<li>
Unable to drag/drop to create shortcuts from sftp:// (or
[ftp://](ftp://)) urls open in nautilus windows. I want to be able to
create shortcuts to bits of my home directory on my server using this
technique.

</li>

<li>
When browsing sftp:// URLs, nautilus leaves smelly zombie processes
behind. I’ve filed a bug
<a       href="http://bugs.debian.org/257742">here</a>.

</li>

<li>
Although it’s cute when it’s a small effect, the bug which causes the
panel to wibble around can render panels almost unusable. I filed a bug
<a href="http://bugs.debian.org/255608">here</a> about that.

</li>

<li>
I can’t seem to get windows to go off the top of the screen, no matter
how hard I try. This is <em>very</em> irritating when I’m grabbing a
window with alt+drag to just see what’s underneath it

</li>

<li>
There’s no UI element for turning startup notification on/off in panel
launchers (or launchers in general

</li>

<li>
There seems to be no way to hide mount icons from the desktop. My USB
key provides `/mnt/keyfs` and `/mnt/cryptokey` and I don’t want the
cryptokey one on my desktop.

</li>

<li>
If I stick an emblem on a folder, or perhaps give it a custom icon, it’d
be nice if that carried through somehow into the nautilus folder window
which is for that folder.

</li>

<li>
Nautilus should be able to distinguish XML documents based on their DTD.

</li>

<li>
I can’t work out how to make my workspaces wrap at the edges. It’d often
be faster for me to move one workspace-right rather than four workspaces
left &mdash; <em>Note, `brightside` does not do what I want</em>

</li>

<li>
I have renamed the Wastebasket icon on my desktop to “Dustbin” because I
like that name. But the “Places” menu still says ‘Trash’ The right-click
menu still says “Move to Trash” etc. This sucks from a consistency point
of view. Either don’t let me rename the icon, or make sure it gets
renamed across the board.

</li>

<li>
The whole Gnome-DB stuff (particularly the mergeant stuff) appears
riddled with bugs and generally crashy.

</li>

<li>
<strike>I’d like the ability to hide icons in Nautilus windows. E.g. I
don’t want ~/bin showing in my homedir, ’tis messy enough as it
is.</strike> — Won by Thom May

</li>

</ol>
Well, that’s enough for now. So fly my pretties and code fixes for me….
Bwuahahaha (Or reply in a LJ comment. Please don’t mail me or I lose
track)

</blockquote>