UNE default app selection

Registered by Didier Roche on 2010-04-12

This blueprint is about discussing what makes UNE different from regular desktop regarding app selections and defaults.

Blueprint information

Sebastien Bacher
Didier Roche
Needs approval
Didier Roche
Series goal:
Accepted for maverick
Milestone target:
Started by
Didier Roche on 2011-05-16
Completed by
Didier Roche on 2011-05-16

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Works items:

Work items for maverick-alpha-2:
Update evolution stack to latest to try evolution --express on netbook: DONE
evaluate evolution --express and calendar integration: DONE
evaluate Banshee by default on UNE: DONE

Work items for maverick-alpha-3:
[chrisccoulson]separate spidermonkey from xulrunner: POSTPONE
seed chromium on UNE and remove firefox: POSTPONE
ensure desktopcouch is still safe regarding xulrunner dependency and no more firefox: POSTPONE
finish banshee tweaking for UNE: DONE
write MIR for banshee: DONE
seed shotwell as default image browser and remove fspot: DONE
start evo express in UNE and some ui tweaking: DONE
work on libgnomemenu to show some desktop file only in UNE (evolution express and banshee netbook UI): DONE

Work items for ubuntu-10.10-beta:
push zoho as featured app: DONE

Work items for ubuntu-10.10:
work with upstream for hal-free branch: DONE
seed banshee by default on UNE: POSTPONE

giving some feeback as requested:
nautilus will remain as it's used for automount and others desktop stuff.

After a period of testing the new banshee actively with upstream and
debian coordination, the desktop team decided to not set banshee as
default for the netbook edition :
- we have still some pending issues like integration with the soundmenu
which is not currently working
- the ubuntu one integration isn't as optimal as it could (it was just
fixed some hours ago). That's something the u1 team and desktop team
should work next cycle on. (like activating the mp3 support as in
rhythmbox before buying the first song, having the "bough on u1" entry…)
- it's very very late for this kind of change, we need better testing
time on large scale for a longer period of time. Especially with the hal
-> udev switch, making a new code path to test and supporting those new
devices fully will take more time than few weeks (some issues like
https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/banshee/+bug/591150) can
- introducing it now as default is also unknown in regard to CD size and
such adjustment are too close to the maverick release.

So we just deferred banshee by default for this cycle. Natty should see
the release of a complete banshee switch by default and a full testing
cycle for the netbook edition.


Work Items