Proposed additions to the ubuntu-desktop packageset

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at
Thu Feb 18 20:39:26 UTC 2021

Hi Dan,

On 2021-02-18 20:51, Dan Streetman wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 2:34 PM Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at> wrote:
>> Anyway, there are a few packages which have either been promoted to main
>> recently or will soon be. I'm thinking of:
>> abseil
>> marisa
>> opencc
>> It would be great if those could be added to ubuntu-desktop.
> agreed; I added all 3 to ubuntu-desktop packageset for x/b/f/g/h


>> Also, I think the ibus package would fit better in the ubuntu-desktop
>> packageset than in the desktop core one. Besides Ubuntu desktop only
>> Ubuntu Budgie (with a GNOME like desktop) ships it by default nowadays.
> I added this to ubuntu-desktop packageset for x/b/f/g/h also.

Thanks again. :)

> IIUC, and rafaeldtinoco can correct me here, the desktop-core
> packageset needs to be moved into (or merged with) the ubuntu-desktop
> packageset, and it only currently exists because of the
> ubuntustudio-desktop-core metapackage, which needs to be cleaned up.
> Though I may have misunderstood the situation. But in any case, ibus
> is now part of ubuntu-desktop packageset as well.

While I wouldn't object to that personally, I think there are other 
reasons for the distinction between ubuntu-desktop and desktop-core:


Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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