Looks Like GNOME’s Nautilus File Manager Will Allow Running of Binaries, Scripts

GNOME developer Carlos Soriano announced two weeks ago that a decision was taken to block launching of binaries or programs from the Nautilus file manager used within the GNOME desktop environment, citing the fact that this functionality is no longer useful now that Nautilus doesn’t handle the desktop anymore. As expected, the community’s reaction was harsh when they found out GNOME devs decided to remove the ability to run binaries from the Nautilus file manager, an essential functionality that’s present in all major operating systems and desktop environments. And it turns out running binaries and scripts from Nautilus is needed within various specific workflows.