[enhancement] Integrate Back in Time in Nautilus

Bug #373546 reported by David Prieto on 2009-05-08
This bug affects 8 people
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Back In Time

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After seeing BIT's interface in its webpage, I found it so similar to the file manager that I thought, why not just integrate both?

I made a mockup showing the general idea. Some things might be missing, but I think those can be discussed.

Could you consider the idea?

Dan (danleweb) wrote :

I file manager it more that just exploring files, it should allow you to create/rename/modify files. Event more it should be able to explore samba, sshfs, ftp ... I don't think I can do better that Nautilus or Dolphin.

Hi Dan,

Well, I didn't mean Back in Time should BE a file manager but rather be INTEGRATED (sort of as a plugin, if you will) in Nautilus, for example. Maybe, when installed, it could add a Backup sidebar and a Backup menu to Nautilus.

That way the user wouldn't need a separate program to backup their data, they could do it easily straight from the file manager. Since backing files up is a form of file management, it would make sense.

I think I know how to integrate all of BIT's features into nautilus without overcomplicating the interface at all. In case you and nautilus developers are interested, that is.

Dan (danleweb) wrote :

I'll be happy to see Nautilus with BIT integrated. But I can speak only for me. I don't know Nautilus developers or how to contact them.

I'm not sure this would be the proper way to do it, but maybe setting this request as "also-affects" Nautilus could help?

Yes, contacting the mailing list would also be a good option. Would you be willing to collaborate with the Nautilus devs to achieve this?

Richard Bailey (rmjb) on 2009-09-21
summary: - Integrate Back in Time in Nautilus
+ [enhancement] Integrate Back in Time in Nautilus
Changed in backintime:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
nanolight (adrian-lamy) wrote :

Common answer for bugs #373572 and #373546

A Sun developer has made an integration in nautlus with timeline for his backup program for ZFS filesystem. Why not reuse the code?

Dan (danleweb) on 2010-09-17
Changed in backintime:
status: New → Confirmed
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