uoa vs goa

Fran Dieguez listas at mabishu.com
Fri May 17 23:15:35 UTC 2013

On vie 17 may 2013 07:37:18 CEST, Alfredo Hernández wrote:
> It is indeed. This is a clear example of the zero collaboration
> between Ubuntu and GNOME (I'm not saying who is wrong). They should
> have looked for a standard online account approach.
> If you ask me, whilst GOA has less services, it is superior as the
> options it gives are far better than UOA ones. I wish GNOME folks make
> it possible to stop using using UOA in our systems in a near future,
> as you say, the current implementation is ridiculously confusing.
> Regards, Alfredo.
> On 17 May 2013 07:30, "Julien Olivier" <julo42 at gmail.com
> <mailto:julo42 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi list,
>     could anyone explain me what the plan is concerning
>     Ubuntu-Online-Accounts and GNOME-Online-Accounts in future Ubuntu
>     GNOME
>     releases?
>     Currently, the situation is very confusing:
>      - there are two control center items called "Online accounts".
>      - if you configure a Google account in UOA, you're supposed to be
>     getting automatic configuration for Shotwell and Empathy. But,
>     actually,
>     you get Evolution (email, contacts, calendar) integration as well,
>     with
>     no way to disable (or fine-grain) it from the control center.
>      - if you configure a Google account in GOA, you get automatic
>     integration inside Evolution (email, contacts, calendar),
>     Documents and
>     Empathy, and you can choose to enable / disable the components you
>     need.
>      - if you use GOA but not UOA, although your account works in Empathy,
>     clicking on "accounts" from Empathy's menu does nothing. It works when
>     using UOA though.
>      - if you configure the same Google account in both UOA and GOA,
>     you get
>     two email account, two contact lists and two calendars in Evolution.
>     As you can see, it's a bit complicated to understand which should be
>     used, and it would help to know what the developers are doing (or not)
>     to try to simplify the situation.
>     Thanks a lot!
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And a lot of people, including me, have a lot of problems with GOA in 


Fran Dieguez

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