I've modified the nautilus properties dialog so that you can add mime-specific pages to it, using the existing NautilusView stuff. It seems to work pretty well. I created a quick and dirty hack for testing it which shows mp3 and ogg metadata (title, artist, album, etc.). I think I'll try to get jorn to put it in monkey-media when I'm finished with it. I made a very small modification to the notes sidebar, which makes it also work as a property page. Also, Alex has already started on an image properties page (sweet!).
I saw that there was a story about this on gnomedesktop.org. I expected to see constructive comments about it, but sadly, it seemed like most people felt like flaming instead. Why can't people just say "thanks"? It's so much better to hear that instead of "konqueror already has this", or some such nonsense. I was especially saddened to read the stuff people posted in response to the excellent interview Dave and Alex gave. These guys really do work very hard, and they have always been helpful to people like me. Sigh.
I sign up for spring classes next week. Wow, my very last semester . I have to take 3 CS classes to graduate, but I want one of them to be independent study. This will be great, since I could conceivably do some project for GNOME and school at the same time! I have no idea what I want to do, though. I have to decide before Tuesday, so I'd better hurry up. Suggestions?