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LinuxPower: Eazel making its way forward in a sea of change

Mar 31, 2001, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian F.K. Schaller)

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"...Christian: Nautilus 1.0 was recently released and it was met with mixed emotions. Eazel has been keeping a low profile in commenting on user response, but what are your feelings on the feedback up to now?"

"Bart Decrem: Yes, we got our share of flames on Gnotices last week. But hey, that's how hackers express their affectionate feelings. To be fair, we also got tons of positive feedback from people who really love the product. But none of us here at Eazel had the emotional energy last week to respond to the flamage. Now, the whole point of getting to a 1.0 release is to get the product out there to more people so you can get the feedback you need to make the product even better. Fundamentally, I agree with much of the criticism we've received. But the reality is that Nautilus is a very ambitious project, and we depend heavily on rapidly evolving technologies such as Bonobo and Mozilla. So we're proud of the product we've shipped, and we're listening to the feedback, and we're committed to addressing the concerns we've heard over the next few releases."

"One of the things we've done to capture the feedback is we've set up a mailing list, gimme@eazel.com , where people can submit feedback. Then we went through all the feedback we got there, and on Gnotices, and on our support list, and on IRC, and we digested all that feedback and came up with the Top 21 Most Requested Features and Fixes for Nautilus. Here they are:"

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