Alberto Ruiz <aruiz(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> 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
One part of the rationale, perhaps. I agree that "because we have a
GOA account for it" is a bit backwards.
That said, there are other good reasons to include Maps. It is a handy
application to have in the default install, and useful as a utility,
in the same way as a dictionary, Clocks or Weather. From GNOME 3.16,
Maps has two-way integration with Contacts - you can search for
contacts from within Maps, and Contacts includes small maps for
addresses (which act as a link to Maps).
So, key arguments: it's useful, in a good state, actively developed,
and is increasingly integrated with the rest of the core utilities.