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GNOME's File Roller Archive Manager to No Longer Offer a Nautilus Extension

Sep 15, 2016, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

When you install a new GNOME instance on your GNU/Linux operating system, and you notice that you can't open or extract archives, what's the first thing you do? You install the File Roller package, of course. Well, guess what? In GNOME 3.22, the Nautilus extension for File Roller has been removed, as it's now built into the file manager. What this means is that File Roller no longer depends on Nautilus, but it will be interesting to see if the above-mentioned scenario is going to disappear as well, because having an archive manager installed by default on a new GNOME desktop environment is vital for the entire user experience.

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