On Mar 30, 2015 2:56 PM, "Paul W. Frields" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 03:38:22PM +0000, Allan Day wrote:
> > Kalev Lember <email@example.com> wrote:
> > ...
> > > I believe the Workstation WG decided to drop gnome-maps from the default
> > > installation last cycle. I've forgotten the reasons, but maybe I can
> > > find the IRC discussion logs somewhere.
> > I seem to recall having a conversation last cycle where we agreed to
> > leave Maps out and wait 6 months for it to mature. I think that's
> > happened now, which is one reason why I'm supporting its inclusion.
> That's my recollection, too. +1 to bringing back Maps.
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I thought the point of gnome-software was to make apps discoverable without default installation. I believe that if you type "map" in the overview you get prompted to install maps, which is great. Having a "search provider" recognize an address typed in to the overview and then prompting a maps install would be great too (don't think it does this now). Ultimately, "intents" (a la android) would be cool for x-app installation/discovery (then contacts could ask for a map, or whatever).
However, I fail to see how including gnome-maps furthers the goal of workstation appealing to developers. As a result, and because it is quite discoverable) I would argue against inclusion by default.