Bug 417071 - missing Requires: gnome-python2-evolution
Summary: missing Requires: gnome-python2-evolution
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: conduit
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernard Johnson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Keywords: Reopened, Triaged
: 492938 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-09 08:48 UTC by Sindre Pedersen Bjørdal
Modified: 2018-04-11 13:37 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-12-18 06:01:34 UTC

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Description Sindre Pedersen Bjørdal 2007-12-09 08:48:34 UTC
Description of problem:
A large part of conduits functionality, the evolution-data-server
syncronisation, requires evolution-python to work. As there is currently no way
to recommend, but not require, dependencies, I suggest you add evolution-python
as a dependency, without it, conduit in Fedora seems strangely feature-less and
there's no simple way for the user to figure out why advertised conduit features
aren't available in Fedora. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 1 Bernard Johnson 2007-12-09 16:09:13 UTC
You must be an evolution user.  Many people are not.

Requiring evolution-python may introduce unwanted dependencies.  I'll check and
see how much other cruft gets pulled in.

I recently closed a similar bug regarding Tomboy.  It can be argued that Tomboy
synchronization is a large part of the functionality as well (more so for me
than Evolution synchronizing).  Requiring Tomboy pulled in the entire mono

Unfortunately, what you perceive is indispensable functionality depends on your
use case.  And maybe your use case is the 90% percentile case at which point we
should require it regardless.  I haven't seen evidence of that though.

As another data point, python-gdata was recently introduced so that you could
synchronize with your Google calendar, email, and many other google services. 
Python-gdata has no additional dependencies other than python itself.  This will
soon be added as a requires because it's a small package with no additional

Comment 2 Bernard Johnson 2009-04-05 16:01:47 UTC
Reopened for comments.

Comment 3 Bernard Johnson 2009-04-05 16:02:08 UTC
*** Bug 492938 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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