Re: Disable/remove "libsocialweb-core"
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On Tue, 2011-11-29 at 13:37 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote: > On Tue, 2011-11-29 at 10:18 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote: > > > I have to say I share Johann's concerns to some degree. It's quite > > difficult to see why GNOME is going in this direction of considering > > IM / social networking systems to be 'core desktop functionality'. They > > are not. The fact that lots of people use such things does not, in and > > of itself, make them necessarily a core part of the desktop. > > The way the dependency works here is that gnome-shell uses the folks > library for displaying contacts as search results in the overview. Folks > has a frontend-backend abstraction with a number of different backends > (for eds, for libsocialweb, for telepathy...). For the purposes of > presenting an integrated experience, we are really mostly interested in > the eds and telepathy backends, while the libsocialweb one was one that > caused this problem... One obvious solution to the 'bad gnome, it > doesn't let me uninstall its bits one-by-one' complaint would be to > break out the folks backends as subpackages. I expect us to hard-require > the eds and telepathy ones in the shell, but the libsocialweb one could > easily be an optional add-on. That does seem more sensible, yes. I think this isn't just a solution to a complaint you might see as a bit bogus, but sensible engineering: the various service-specific backends to a general-purpose library like folks *should* be modular. -- Adam Williamson Fedora QA Community Monkey IRC: adamw | Twitter: AdamW_Fedora | identi.ca: adamwfedora http://www.happyassassin.net -- desktop mailing list desktop@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/desktop