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[Bug 1764596] Re: vanilla-gnome-desktop dependencies too strict


Hi Michael,
  I would be happy for apps to be downgraded to Recommends, if you have a look at the seed[1] alot are already marked recommends (Recommends are the ones marked like "* (gnome-weather)". Overall the selection that are marked Recommends is a little inconsistent and this could certainly be cleaned up a bit.

If you would like to prepare a patch or Merge Proposal, would be happy
to sponsor it for you.

As a side note, one thing we has planned to do for a long time, but no
one has ever got around to doing it. Is to split the parkageset out into
seperate core and apps packages.

[1] https://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-gnome-dev/ubuntu-seeds/ubuntu-gnome.bionic/view/head:/desktop

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  vanilla-gnome-desktop dependencies too strict

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Bug description:
  Since the vanilla-gnome-desktop package lists a number of GNOME
  desktop apps (Contacts, Calendar, Todo, etc) as Depends, people who
  want a stock upstrem GNOME experience on Ubuntu but also use Flatpak
  to receive updates for their applications are forced to either install
  and manage duplicates of these applications, or uninstall vanilla-
  gnome-desktop, breaking future upgrades.

  It would be good to either drop these application packages to
  Recommends (while keeping important infrastructure such as Software
  and Shell) so they can at least be uninstalled without also
  uninstalling vanilla-gnome-desktop, or moved to a separate package
  (vanilla-gnome-apps?) which could Depend on vanilla-gnome-desktop and
  be listed in the Recommends for it.

  Either way, for end users who don't care about Flatpak (or Snaps) the
  experience should be the same since installing Recommends is the

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
  Package: vanilla-gnome-desktop 0.83
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-13.14-generic 4.15.10
  Uname: Linux 4.15.0-13-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: GNOME
  Date: Tue Apr 17 11:47:15 2018
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-07-22 (1000 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
  SourcePackage: ubuntu-gnome-meta
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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