Re: GNOME Online Accounts 3.34 won't have documents support

Emmanuele Bassi via desktop-devel-list <desktop-devel-list gnome org> wrote:
We have a rule though: the account types exposed in
gnome-online-accounts must be used by at least one core application.
It's a good rule because it doesn't make sense to have settings in
control-center for apps that aren't installed by default.

From a UX perspective I think this makes sense. It's a bit strange if
we have an out of the box experience where the switches in the online
accounts settings don't do anything.

This approach isn't new, and you can read more detail here:

So unless we
reverse course and add gnome-documents back to core, the documents
account configuration settings should move from control-center to
gnome-documents itself.

So you're asking that an application with known resource problems re-implements functionality that was 
offloaded to a GNOME component in the first place. This work, by the way, may or may not be dropped in case 
we change our minds, and find a use case for Documents to be in the core apps in the future.

At this point it would be much more honest to come forward and say: "GNOME Documents is no more. If you 
want to work on it, fork it and call it whatever".

I don't think it's fair to make accusations of dishonesty. Michael and
Debarshi have been open about what's happening and the consequences,
and I think that's to be commended.

My impression is that Documents isn't getting used very much, and we
don't seem to have a compelling story for it. It therefore seems
reasonable to stop integrating it into the core experience, unless you
have a better idea?


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