inotify 0.23-6 or newer is required. A Gentoo ebuild is available in Gentoo Bug 92573. If you install it, please use the debug use flag, otherwise you’ll be useless when it comes to bug-fixing (see here for debugging procedures).I don’t think it will be included in portage yet, as we don’t currently have any kernels which provide the required inotify version. If you are a gentoo-sources-2.6.11 user, you can find instructions on how to update your inotify version in this post.
A quick check indicates that I can still reproduce the problems I described in GNOME Bug 171201. However, I’m now wondering if some of the problems are GNOME’s fault rather than gamin. This also ties into what some people have said, where the desktop updating breaks easily but nautilus file-browsing works all the time. It appears that the desktop is periodically polling gamin for updates, whereas file-browsing just waits for an event to be signalled. I’m going to investigate this, so if anyone has any idea where the Desktop polling code actually lives, please let me know. I figure that its in nautilus somewhere.