Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 315141
RFE: add link to nautilus burner somewhere in Applications menu
Last modified: 2008-03-17 17:04:54 EDT
Description of problem:
Put any new user in front of fresh Fedora desktop and ask them to
burn some files to CD or DVD - any watch them as they wiggle
unpleasantly as they can't find any burning app under gnome desktop.
Puting a link for nautils burner under "Places / CD - DVD Recoder"
is the last place new users search for an app to burn some files of to CD or DVD.
There should be a link for "CD Recoder" placed somewhere under "Applications"
menu and not only in "Places" menu.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
hmm, but doesn't it just do the right thing if you put a blank cd in? Why does
it need to be in the menus at all?
One way to burn files to CD is to first put blank CD in. But if you first get an
idea to burn some data compilation on CD and box of empty cds is in some remote
place (like next room) then it is likely that you first start compiling data to
burn and go look for an empty cd later...
IMO it is an explicit design decision to treat cd burning as an integrated part
of the file manager/desktop, not as a dedicated application.
Can you explain a bit? How is it integrated more if it is only in Places menu
and not in Applications menue? Why not in both places?
We use CDRW media alot around the office and I bring stuff home. If you put
writen CDRW or DVD-RW media in your drive AFAIK you aren't presented with
nautilus burner application.
This is a gnome-volume-manager setting. Please select
System->Preferences->Hardware->Removable Drives and Media caplet. You will see
on the first tab of the dialog that pops up and option to "Burn a CD or DVD when
blank disks are inserted". Make sure that is checked. I don't know why this is
not checked by default but my guess is that it is a conscious decision made
because it is a bit of an annoyance when all you want to do is burn an iso and
you already have the ability to double click on the icon that pops up in on the
desktop or in the places menu.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> Put any new user in front of fresh Fedora desktop and ask them to
> burn some files to CD or DVD ....
I doing exactly what you suggest when I give away computers with fedora to my
customers. None of them has ever asked me how to burn a CD/DVD. The only thing
that really confuses them is that they cannot simply copy an audio disc when
they click on the icon and select "Copy CD/DVD" from the right click menu. So I
agree to your suggestion from bug #315151 that we should add brasero to the
live-cd if possible.
Upstream decided to handle burning as a "location" and not as an app and I'm
sure they have valid reasons. If you don't agree with their decision you should
try to convince upstream first. I guess the Gnome Usability Project is the right
I raised this question on firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list and this is the only
answer I got:
Re: [Usability] add link to nautilus burner somewhere in Applications menu
I've used openSUSE and Mandriva both, and the Nautilus CD burner is
under applications. I'm not sure why Fedora isn't. It's something like
Applications >> System >> Archiving >> Nautilus CD Burner. That
probably isn't the most intuitive place to put it, though.
So it looks like other distros have notices this and acted upon it... why can't
fedora? It is not something so drastic that goes agings upstream Gnome.
This the link to original bug:
and it dates from 2003! WTF?!? Excuse my French... but I find this unbelievable...
check out the original bug post: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=119991
it got reopened and looks like it will be fixed :)
Any chance this feature gets in Fedora 9?
Nautilus-cd-burner is no "cd burning application". If you want that, you are
better off installing a standalone application. nautilus-cd-burner is
integrating cd burning support into nautilus.
Well we have no other burning application on Fedora Live CD :(
and the reason it is not installed is because there is no space for duplicating
functionality because there is nautilus-cd-burner.
I understand your logic but you should also think about users that install
fedora live cd and look in "Applications" menue for a cd burning app and don't
Upstream gnome will make this change if I read the comments correctly and they
also told me on mailing lists that other distributions do this already and they
don't understand why fedora hasn't done it long time ago...
This bug is already upstream.