Eazel has created the Nautilus project at the turn of the millennium. The nautilus is a marine shell mollusk which has survived relatively unchanged for hundreds of millions of years, for which it's considered living fossils.
Over 2 decades later, the GNOME Files core application still carries on the nautilus name. However, far from a living fossil, it's evolved so much that it's almost unrecognizable! Thanks to many contributors, it keeps evolving and adapting into new seas (GTK 4, flatpak, portals, mobile,...).
A talk with bit of history, latest developments, and future plans for a core component of the GNOME user experience. Welcome aboard!
António is an opinionated user who became a contributor by doing triage of bug reports. For the last 3 years now he has been co-maintaining the nautilus project on his free time.