Replace Shotwell (was F-Spot) with Solang?

Milan Bouchet-Valat nalimilan at
Thu May 20 10:56:13 BST 2010

Le jeudi 20 mai 2010 à 11:29 +0200, Sebastien Bacher a écrit :
> - we can revisit our choice next cycle, we try to ship the best of what
> is available in the opensource world in Ubuntu, if it turns that solang
> is much better we will consider it next cycle
Are we really in a hurry? Switching twice the default Photo manager
doesn't sound a good idea at all. F-Spot has done the job quite decently
since Dapper IIRC, and it has not become completely useless just now.

I'd mainly be concerned with potential regressions, because F-Spot's UI
is relatively polished, while Shotwell and Solang are still young.
Granted, their roadmaps may fix this, but we can't be sure that they
will match F-Spot's features by the time Maverick is out.

IMHO, the correct stance on this would be: change if it turns out new
apps are really better than the current one. If not, better be
conservative. Adopting an app which is still in progress won't help
making it better.

Glad the discussion was raised, anyway! ;-)


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