Re: Enabling About Me by default


On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 6:07 AM, Thomas Wood <thos gnome org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm wondering if it's time to enable the "About Me" capplet by default?
> It works fairly reliably and I think most distributions ship it. Does
> anyone know of a good reason that it should be disabled by default?

It's funny because while working on the branch I was thinking exactly
the opposite.  That tool is sort of in the very strange middle ground
of an addressbook record and a user account tool.  I don't think it
works very well.  Maybe it does ok on more fixed function devices but
it seems to fail on the desktop.

I think for setting up user accounts (even your own) the new accounts
tool is much better.  And for the other case, I think we need an
addressbook app in GNOME.  We talked about this at GNOME Summit this
year with the Telepathy team a bit.  I'd really like to have someplace
that has all my contacts in it, regardless of protocol.  Buddies,
emails, gmail, facebook friends, the works.  Ideally all the various
contacts for a person would be aggregated together.  This probably
requires plugins of some kind I think.  Anyway.  I think we need to
sit down and design what this should look like and get someone to
write it.  I'd really like this in GNOME 3 - but it is getting tight.


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