As I told in the previous work, we’re working on Marlin, a complete new file manager with the elementary phylosofy, simple, clean, and useful.

The things I’m working on is to add color labels to the files, so you can then have fast visual search of the files you work on, red for critical, green for done, etc.. everybody can use them as wanted.

It’s coded in vala, so I started learning vala, then, implement a sqllite database to store it, and to create a tagging system.

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you about it, and of course, if anybody is interested in working on it.. just ask,

Here is a script to download it [Only for developers!!!]

# Tested pocedure installation on maverick ubuntu 10.10
# just run this script: bash INSTALL_maverick
# thx to Jordi Puigdellívol (Gloobus) <<== That's is meee!!! :D

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/gnome3-builds
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install build-essential bzr git automake libtool

sudo apt-get install gtk+3 gnome-common valac libgee-dev flex bison
# Since Marlin in gtk3 and gtk2 themes dont work on gtk3 apps, you will also need a theme. You can get the ambiance and radiance themes using these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cimi/theming && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install gtk3-engines-murrine

# vala from git
git clone git://
cd vala
./ --prefix=/usr
make && sudo make install
cd ..

# gee vapi file
sudo cp /usr/share/vala-0.10/vapi/gee-1.0.vapi /usr/share/vala-0.12/vapi/

bzr branch lp:marlin
cd marlin
./ --prefix=/usr
make && sudo make install

Do not try it if you’re not a developer, cause it still does almost nothing, you’ve been warned

See u!

Nautilus extension for Gloobus Preview Available

Since we left nautilus-elementary to work on the new project Marlin

Nautilus, needed something to keep launching gloobus. My surprise when yesterday I opened my mail and I found this:

Hi, i've written an extension for Nautilus that bind 'space' key on
gloobus-preview, its only requisite is nautilus-python
Currently i've tested it on gentoo x86 and amd64 and seems to work fine
without need of clipboard or nautilus patch.

If you want to take a look:
Let me know if you like it or if you want to integrate it in gloobus-
preview project.

Walter Da Col

And of course I want it! so, here we go! we have now an extension for nautilus to launch gloobus-preview with the space key without the need to install nautilus-elementary. I haven’t had time to make the package for it, so if anybody wants to help, you can create the deb and upload it to the ppa, just contact me to know how to do it.

Thanks Walter!!

Covergloobus 1.7

Hey Guys!

New version of covergloobus available!! this one is the 1.7 it brings a lot of new features:

The most notable ones:

· A really improved configuration panel
· Lenght and position of the current song (For players that support it)
· Clickable Seekbar (For players that support it)


[EDIT] I forgot to tell you that there is the theme “BadChoice3” that shows you how to add those features 😉

You can download as usual

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gloobus-dev/covergloobus
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install covergloobus

You can find a better post than mine in OMG! Ubuntu: