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Harmonize Gnome3 Defaults #67522
Motivation for this change
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It seems upstream has moved to Evolution to World so it isn't in core-utilities. We're missing a default email application.
We could either re-add it or swap it for Geary. I'd recommend the latter, and it seems to already be planned
Do we want to remove telepathy from the defaults?
I don't think we should include
My opinion is that it's a useful application for secrets which are already managed default.
This might be something to do later, I'm not sure if gnome-shell has it runtime optional.
Release notes will be prepared once approval is given.
Do we need one? Lot of people use web mails these days.
Works for me, as that is what I use.
I would rather keep it for now (at least until they drop support). It would be in line with our custom of building packages with as wide feature set as possible. Though, if it is only a runtime dependency (via
You know my abhorrence of
I agree with cutting out Boxes for being huge.
Does that need to be in core-utils? It feels like a too specialist task to justify such a huge closure.
How often does one need it though? I run it maybe once a year when Polari somehow stops being able to use the stored passwords and I need to re-enter them manually.
We need to keep it until https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-control-center/issues/212 is resolved.
The traditional suite of applications usually contains some sort of email client.
It does seem they've already dropped it from core
Right, I think if it needs to work that could bleed into the larger scheme we could make it a priority for 3.34 and the next release.
Yeah, I don't think
Well I was thinking, it's a utility linked to
Ahh, now I see why I was unsure about that. A todo for when it's ready.
I was looking at it from NixOS perspective – that is dropping support from GNOME Shell code base. Every disabled feature means someone will probably need to rebuild the package with the feature enabled and will not be able to use the binary cache. At least with wrappers we would avoid GNOME Shell rebuild but , until #67546 is fixed, gnome-session will still be affected.
I am afraid GNOME decided it belongs into Boxes, so no separate app. Well, we do have Remmina but it is far from lightweight itself.
It is pretty small and unobtrusive so I am not against it.
True, rebuilding anything is particually unattractive. Especially when it's just to change the executable wrapper. Also just realized decoupling
I just did some research and it appears Ubuntu shares the same sentiment towards Boxes and the default session. They actually ship Remmina.
Though it's only a slight improvement in NixOS
I wonder how much of that we get for free.
core-utilities is meant to be the base utilities for a GNOME system. The following are removed and the gnome3 module will no longer include: - accerciser - gnome-nettool - gnome-power-manager - gucharmap - nautilus-sendto See https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-build-meta/merge_requests/246 - gnome-usage - vinagre - gnome-documents See https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-build-meta/merge_requests/157 - dconf-editor - gnome-todo - gnome-tweaks - evolution The following were added: - cheese - geary
Adds: - gnome-color-manager - services.avahi It appears that GeoClue requires its daemon and IIRC has been default enabled in other distros for a while. - orca It's the default screen-reader.