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Nautilus-Actions 3.2.3 is out

We are pleased, happy and proud to announce the latest stable release of Nautilus-Actions!

What is it ?

Nautilus-Actions is a Nautilus extension whose principal function is to allow the user to add arbitrary actions to the file manager context menus. These actions may be organized in menus and submenus, exported and shared with other desktop environments.

What is new in this release ?

Nautilus-Actions 3.2.3 is mainly a bugfix release.

Some translations have been updated.

See NEWS and the full ChangeLog (or on the Gnome site) for all details.

We need you !

Yes, you can help Nautilus-Actions.

Since 2.30.0 version, Nautilus-Actions let the user freely choose to display or not the toolbars in the Nautilus-Actions Configuration Tool.

For now, NACT toolbars only contain items which have a icon, because:

  1. a toolbar item without an icon is a bit sad;
  2. user is free to display or not text besides icons;
  3. do not have an icon for a toolbar button would be incompatible with Gnome HIG.

As I a a very bad icon designer, you can help us by designing some icons for menu items which don't have one yet.

Each new item with an icon means a new item available in its toolbar.

With enough available items, we will add a user preference to let the user exactly choose which item he/she wishes see in its toolbars.

Your work will be of course copyrighted (see About box, Artists tab), but you have to put it under one free licence (CC is the most common for this type of work).

Thanks in advance for all the community users.

Nautilus Actions : What's this ?

Note: Updated for version 0.99.

Presentation

Nautilus-actions is an extensions for nautilus which allow to add arbitrary program to launch through the nautilus popup menu of selected files.

Each time you right-click on one or several selected files in nautilus, nautilus-actions will look at its configured actions to see if a program has been setup for this selection. If it is the case, it will add an item in the menu that allow you to execute the program on the selected files.

This extentions is highly inspired from nautilus-sendto extentions from Roberto Majadas.

Nautilus-actions is released under the GPL License

Features

The aim of Nautilus-actions is to be very flexible and to adapt to the most common situation.

Nautilus-actions doesn't provide any config by default except an item to configure your actions. Its configuration is stored into GConf since v0.99, so it offers the possibility for other software that manage files to add their configs into the Nautilus-actions GConf entry and automagically integrates smoothly to nautilus without any additional code. It is also possible to import a foreign config, downloaded over the Net for example, into Nautilus-actions throught NACT, its configuration tool.

The config has three main parts :

The item menu configuration
This part define the label, the tooltip and the icon of the Nautilus' menu item when it appears
The command configuration
In this part, you define the command to launch (eg. /usr/bin/gnome-terminal) and the parameters. In the parameters, you have the possibility to add informations from Nautilus throught the use of simple tokens (eg. %f add the currently selected file, %d the current directory, etc.)
The selection test configuration
This is the most important part. This is a series of test that will be used on the selected files to determine if the menu item should appear or not. You can define a file pattern to match the selected files with jokers *?. You can defines if you want only files, only folders or both. You can define if you want to launch your program on local files, FTP files, SSH files, etc.

The config files can be stored in an GConf schemas description file easily generated with the "Export" option of NACT so you can easily shared them with your friends. NACT is the the GUI that allow you to create very easily any kind of custom actions. You can see what it looks like in the Screenshots section.

Project : Nautilus Actions

Nautilus actions is an extension for Nautilus, the gnome file manager. It allow to configure program to be launch on files selected into Nautilus interface.

Nautilus Actions : Tutorials

Here is a list of tutorials that will present how to use and configure nautilus-actions :

Note: You can also find some useful tutorials or other examples in the External Resources page

Nautilus-Actions 3.2.3 ChangeLog

2013-09-24 Pierre Wieser 

	* NEWS: Updating NEWS before releasing.

	* docs/nact/Makefile.am: Fix the DOC_FIGURES variable,
	prefixing all images with 'figures/' directory name.

2013-09-14 Pierre Wieser 

	* src/core/na-settings.h: Fix configuration filename in the class
	description.

	* src/core/na-gtk-utils.c (na_gtk_utils_restore_window_position):
	Provides a default size and position for main window.

2013-09-13 Pierre Wieser 

	* docs/nact/Makefile.am: Fix the DOC_LINGUAS variable.

2013-09-11 Pierre Wieser

Nautilus-Actions 3.2.3 NEWS

Version 3.2.3
=============

	Release date 2013-09-23

	Bug fixes:

		- Fix #667429 reported by Daniel Mustieles
		  Are this strings translatable? (nact-doc)
		- Fix #671987 reported by Jacek Kominek
		  Cannot manipulate actions through NACT
		- Fix #672269 reported by Robert Waters
		  Add check for xml2po (gnome-doc-utils) in configure
		- Fix #679122 reported by Kamil
		  Desktop is "/" on Ubuntu precise 12.04
		- Fix #679329 reported by Jacek Kominek
		  Output redirection
		- Fix #690783 reported by entropy
		  "Display item in selection context menu" is not working

Nautilus-Actions 3.2.2 NEWS

Version 3.2.2
=============

    Release date 2012-03-04

    Bug fixes:

        - Fix #671043 reported by Vincent Untz - Invalid desktop file.
        - Fix #671044 reported by Vincent Untz - Incorrect FSF address.
        - Fix #671083 reported by Pierre Wieser - Release tool takes bad package version.
        - Fix wrong display in tabs vs. the current selection in tree view.

    UI enhancements:

        - let the example label be expandable.

    Other modifications:

        - Bump FDL to 1.3 among all documentation.
        - Validate desktop file when making distcheck.

Nautilus-Actions 3.2.0 is out!

We are pleased, happy and proud to announce the latest stable release of Nautilus-Actions!

What is it ?

Nautilus-Actions is a Nautilus extension whose principal function is to allow the user to add arbitrary actions to the file manager context menus. These actions may be organized in menus and submenus, exported and shared with other desktop environments.

What is new in this release ?

Nautilus-Actions 3.2.0 fixes a lot of Gtk+ 3 regressions while keeping a full backward compatibility with Gtk+ 2. Also plugins interface has changed, thus the version number bump.

Nautilus-Actions 3.2.0 NEWS

Release date 2012-02-28

Bug fixes:

    - Make labels wrappable in import/export assistants
    - Fix vertical expand in Preferences dialog
    - Fix the build of the Reference Manual
    - Destroy the assistants toplevels when quitting
    - Force GConf I/O provider to be read-only after the migration
    - Release the object whose importation has been cancelled
    - Fix return value of NactApplication::appli_create_windows()
    - Fix micro leak in nact_clipboard_dnd_drag_end()
    - Partially fix #667429 reported by Daniel Mustieles
      Are this strings translatable? (nact-doc)