Proposed changes to default applications in 16.04 LTS

Arup Roy Chowdhury arup.chowdhury at
Tue Dec 8 17:58:57 UTC 2015

Agreed, I use gnome calendar and don't use TB. It helps me keep a track of
my itinerary via google and keeps me informed about upcoming flights etc.


Arup Roy Chowdhury

On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 10:25 PM, Sebastien Bacher <seb128 at> wrote:

> Le 09/11/2015 17:31, Bryan Quigley a écrit :
> > Negatives of xul-ext-thunderbird
> > It is bigger ~6MB vs 1.5MB.
> > It's not standalone.
> > Doesn't integrate with the date applet.  (The last two might be fixable)
> Hey,
> Thanks for the feedback. I took some time to play a bit with both solutions
> * gnome-calendar
> - UI is simple, focus on the essential
> - it integrates well with the desktop, can be selected as preferred
> calendar, opens from the indicator when clicking on a data, is listed in
> the unity dash (once the OnlyShowIn=GNOME is removed from the .desktop,
> which is a small bug to fix)
> - it does proper e-d-s integration/syncing from online calendar
> - the look is more in line with our other apps
> unsure about features it might miss, but it can sync calendar and add
> events which seems to be what most users need/want?
> * tb-ext
> - seems relatively complete feature wise
> - supported by mozilla (though there are online discussions suggesting
> they might try to give thunderbird away)
> - integrated with our default mailer
> but
> - it doesn't integrate with the system (it's part of the mailer but not
> listed as a calendar)
> - doesn't do e-d-s integration (there is an extension for that but it
> hangs tb on start when activated)
> - the UI feels more cluttered
> - integrates to a mailer, every time you start tb it nags you about
> adding an email account ... it's not a proper solution if you are not
> using it as your mailer
> I feel like gnome-calendar is a better solution, especially if we
> consider that a good part of users use webemails and don't need an
> integrated solution to a desktop mailer they don't use but rather a
> simple calendar UI.
> Cheers,
> Sebastien Bacher
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