Well, the word is out: Eazel has (effectively) closed its doors. Although I'm sad that Eazel is gone, the finality of it all is quite releaving. The last two months have been zombie-like, with the spirit broken but no real finality. I'm sad that such an incredible team is going to be scattered to the wind, and that some of them I may not see again. I am happy, however, that Nautilus 1.0 is done and that it will live on. This actually makes it the most successful software project I've worked on professionally.
Oh yeah, if you have the ammonite module installed on your system, you can probably remove it now.
I should record some thoughts about Eazel, GNOME, and free software, but that will have to wait.
I moved in with eskil, yakk and jsh in the Castro district of San Francisco this weekend. Previously, I had been living in the southern part of the city, near City College. I've never lived in the center of a city before, and I'm in love with it already.
I finally committed the additions to gnome-vfs that I've been working on, on and off, for the last month. The changes include a callback mechanism and other plumbing, and basic and proxy authentication for the HTTP module. I have a corresponding change to Nautilus to add an authentication dialog, but I have not committed that yet.
I've accepted a job at Danger Research, which I'm quite excited about. Perhaps some other ex-Eazelites will come on there as well, which would be really awesome.