Request to include gnome-maps by default in F22

Bastien Nocera bnocera at
Thu Mar 26 16:55:33 UTC 2015

----- Original Message -----
> On Thu, 2015-03-26 at 13:19 +0000, Debarshi Ray wrote:
> > Hey,
> > 
> > Allan and I would like to include gnome-maps in the default
> > Workstation installation in Fedora 22. It is a nice little core GNOME
> > application (like Clocks and Weather) that has come a long way. In
> > GNOME 3.16 (ie.  Fedora 22), it has Foursquare and Facebook
> > integration for check-ins.
> > 
> > Having the application in the default installation would let us turn
> > on the the Foursquare provider in gnome-online-accounts. Otherwise,
> > users will be looking at an option that they can't use out of the box,
> > which is bad.
> Nothing against adding the app per-se but the rationale seems a bit
> troublesome.
> Perhaps the solution here is to allow external GOA providers and make
> such provider a dependency of the maps app?
> Going further, I fail to see how foursquare or maps itself brings value
> to the default install (just to clarify, I'm not assuming it doesn't, I
> just don't see it myself).

If we don't have Maps installed, there's a Foursquare provider in GOA that
does nothing out of the box (ditto for the check-in toggle for Facebook, FWIW,
but at least it can also do Photos).

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