Is Gnome Software ready for primetime ?

Sandro Mani manisandro at
Sat Nov 2 00:20:23 UTC 2013

On 02.11.2013 00:33, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-11-01 at 11:01 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
>> Sure. GNOME is a complete desktop, not a collection of packages
>> designed to be replaced.
> Personally, I see little benefit in prohibiting users from removing core
> apps.  If they don't like a particular program, why force it on them?
> Many people like to have exactly one application for each task - for me
> that's the GNOME application, but it's not hard to understand why people
> replace Epiphany with Firefox, Totem with VLC, etc.
> Having a few uninstallable apps isn't a huge deal, but will be annoying
> for many and will justifiably draw user criticism.
+1. Preventing people from uninstalling the actual core (i.e. 
gnome-shell, control-center, ...) is sensible, but anything beyond that 
is IMO excessive and not really in the spirit of "freedom".

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