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From: Raghav Gururajan
Subject: Re: GNOME
Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 06:47:11 +0000

Hello Mark!

Thank you very much for the explanation. Do you know what are the target 
packages to be included with our gnome-service? From that target, is all of 
them packaged or anything left?

May 2, 2019 9:57 PM, "Mark H Weaver" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Raghav,
> "Raghav Gururajan" <address@hidden> writes:
>> Does GNOME meta-package in Guix, corresponds to [1] or [2] or mix of both?
>> [1]
>> [2]
> Guix doesn't currently have a package that corresponds to either of
> those. Our 'gnome' package aims to include only the GNOME core desktop,
> whereas Debian's 'gnome-core' also adds "other applications integrating
> with GNOME and Debian". For example, Debian's 'gnome-core' includes
> Firefox or Chromium, although neither of them are part of GNOME.
> Another important difference is that the 'gnome-core' package on Debian
> automatically arranges to install and launch the various system services
> that are needed for GNOME to function, whereas on Guix, an installed
> package is merely a static object on the file system that cannot take
> any action on its own.
> To install the GNOME core desktop on a Guix system, you need to include
> (service gnome-desktop-service-type) in your OS configuration, which
> also arranges to add the 'gnome' package to your system profile.
> So, I would say that the closest analogue to Debian's 'gnome-core'
> package in Guix is not a package at all, but rather, our
> 'gnome-desktop-service-type'.
> Mark

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