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Opened by Tobias Dausend - 30/11/2019

FS#1489 - [gnome] Complete remval of desktop-environment

Description: As Gnome has decided against following libre, free principles the desktop-environment has becoming a risk for the privacy and freedom for users. Meaning that the desktop-environment with all basic packages should be removed. Of course the final decision is up to the community and the development-team. Followed up are more reasons for the insights:

* Bloated with questionable dependencies (including mandatory systemd)
* Using proprietary services as high risk for freedom and privacy for users (https://i.stack.imgur.com/yZcyV.png)
* Coming up with questionable and vague principles, against software-freedom in a whole (inclusion of flatpak and flathub as so-called standardization for distributions, discussions about proprietary software included within the software-center)

Additional info for packages:

gnome-backgrounds
gnome-calculator
gnome-contacts
gnome-control-center
gnome-dictionary
gnome-disk-utility
gnome-font-viewer
gnome-keyring
gnome-screenshot
gnome-session
gnome-settings-daemon
gnome-shell
gnome-shell-extensions
gnome-system-monitor
gnome-terminal
gnome-themes-standard
gnome-user-docs
gnome-user-share
grilo-plugins

winter commented on 14.12.2019 02:53

I agree with you except for two things, Gnome Disk Utility and Gnome Keyring are good applications in my humble opinion... I use them quite a bit.

Unless someone could make alternatives for those...

But yeah, it is a good idea to remove the desktop environment aspect. Just not all the apps.

Tobias Dausend commented on 14.12.2019 10:27

No problem, the best to have the applications kept without the desktop-environment as the work can be more concentrated on them when backporting something or creating a patch.

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