Request to include gnome-maps by default in F22

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky znmeb at
Thu Mar 26 17:00:49 UTC 2015

As long as there's a way to remove it, since I am not a member of
either Facebook or Foursquare. If it can't be removed I oppose its
inclusion - we're getting dangerously close to what Microsoft did with
Internet Explorer in Windows 95.

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 9:55 AM, Bastien Nocera <bnocera at> wrote:
> ----- 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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