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".