Xfig thumbnailers with Gnome3/Nautilus3

thumbnails for xfig files

Ok, after the upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 and the switch to Gnome 3, I discovered that my nice xfig thumbnailers stopped working. After a bit of struggle, I discovered why. The “gconf” mechanism of Gnome2 is being phased out, so now there is another way (simpler, when you know it) of doing the same thing.