Ship elementary defaults for non-elementary apps

Registered by Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff

Create packages with fixes for widely used third-party apps that integrate them with elementary OS. They will not be installed by default, but they will show up as add-ons in software center.

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Status:
Complete
Approver:
elementary core
Priority:
Not
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Not started
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Daniel Fore

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I strongly disagree with this notion. This is falling back into the distribution trap of trying to patch up third party apps. We have enough on our own apps to keep us busy --DanRabbit.

Yeah, if we're not shipping the app, we shouldn't ship any configs for it. If someone wanted to have a package for it, sure, but not preinstalled. Ever. ~cassidyjames

Maybe one could make such tweaks/addons/fixes/... available via the ubuntu software center as a plugin to an application. Something like "chromium-pantheon - Integrates Chromium into the pantheon shell". Not preinstalled, but available as an option for easy installation. I wouldn't start fixing apps, though. If fixes/tweaks exist, make them easily accessible, if not, don't worry about it. --sgo

I think for a small number of mainstream apps that don't support it (Chromium, Firefox etc) we should ship config to enable overlay scrollbars in them (although, is this actually possible? I was under the impression that it wasn't.) - samtate

Great. Changed description accordingly, set basic direction to approved.
However, I probably can't afford spending my time on this. If anybody wishes to take this up, I'll help them get started and do the packaging. ~shnatsel

It is not our job to fix other peoples apps -- council meeting on 01 October 2011

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