GNOME developer William Jon McCann has posted a lengthy
article on recent work done with the Nautilus file manager and where
that utility is going. "Nautilus was a bit of black sheep among the
GNOME 3 core applications. It had a design that grew organically over many
years and didn’t really seem to fit in any more. In bringing it back up to
par we now have things like a much improved and space efficient maximized
window state, a more consistent menu layout and behavior, more consistent
use of icons, and a more GNOME 3 style pathbar and toolbar."