Ubuntu MATE Devs Need Your Help to Fix a Critical Bug in Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS
Martin Wimpress and the devs behind Ubuntu MATE, an official flavor of the widely-used Ubuntu operating system, have discovered a critical bug in the GVFS (GNOME Virtual File System) component and they need your help before they can fix it.
However, the bug is not limited to Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS or its Caja file manager, as GVFS is an open-source software used by numerous projects, including but not limited to the popular Nautilus file manager used by default in any GNOME-based GNU/Linux distro, such as Ubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and Fedora Linux.
“There is a bug in GVFS in Ubuntu 16.04. GVFS is the thing that Caja and Nautilus use to access/manipulate files. Currently in Ubuntu MATE 16.04 moving any more than a few files either completely freeze up the file manager or slows it down to a crawl. This bug is not limited to just Ubuntu MATE and Caja,” reads the bug report… (read more)