Bug 833041 - akonadi-googledata should be removed from Fedora
Summary: akonadi-googledata should be removed from Fedora
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: akonadi-googledata
Version: 17
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mario Santagiuliana
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-06-18 13:09 UTC by Otso Helenius
Modified: 2013-08-01 00:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 00:25:39 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Otso Helenius 2012-06-18 13:09:43 UTC
Description of problem:

Both akonadi-googledata and akonadi-google are found in the F17 repository. I was about to report a bug in the akonadi-google package in the KDE bug tracker when I noticed that their bugzilla *specifically* says:

"GoogleData Resource: Akonadi Resource for accessing Google calendar and contacts. DO NOT USE IT. Use the akonadi-google resource."

I checked and noticed that I had accidentally installed them both by yum install akonadi-google*. It is rather confusing that Fedora ships both with the deprecated and recommended package. Thus the old googledata package should be removed.

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2012-06-18 13:46:17 UTC
Hrm, Mario what do you think?  we can add the Obsoletes to kdepim-runtime-4.9 like what we did for akonadi-google too ?

Comment 2 Mario Santagiuliana 2012-06-18 14:39:30 UTC
There is a misunderstanding.
akonadi-google [1] and akonadi-googledata [2] are different projects and they provides both a resource for google contacts and google calendars.

akonadi-google will be included in kdepim-runtime, like Rex say.
akonadi-googledata seems a "dead" project...it is written in C language and provides a C library but akonadi-google is more up to date and developers are more actively in akonadi-google than akonadi-googledata...

I would like to support both projects, they are different...
But...yes this could confuse users so I think the best thing is to drop akonadi-googledata and support only up to date akonadi-google...I can continue package libgcal (library for akonadi-googldata).

Rex, if you think we can drop akonadi-googledata adding obsoletes statement for me is ok...

[1] https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/akonadi-google
[2] https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/akonadi-googledata

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2012-06-18 14:56:04 UTC
No strong opinion from me, I'll leave it up to you whether we continue to carry akonadi-googledata or not.  it's your package.

Comment 4 Mario Santagiuliana 2012-06-18 16:47:16 UTC
I no longer use akonadi-googledata in favour of akonadi-google (more update and with less bugs that make impossible to use these resources).
Ok, I will drop this package in favour of akonadi-google.
Please, Rex, could you follow me in this process? It is first time I remove a package in Fedora.
Just I need to follow this page?

Thank you!

Comment 6 Mario Santagiuliana 2012-06-18 17:09:51 UTC
Oh sorry...I didn't the correct item in my clipboard... thank you :)

Comment 7 Mario Santagiuliana 2012-06-21 07:10:42 UTC
Sorry for my late (I have a lot of work to do...)...and for my mistake in my replies...

I am going to retire this package. Rex for me you can add akonadi-googledata in kdepim-runtime.
Let me know when I can start the remove process!

Thank you very much!

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