Dropping gnome-maps from Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.1

Oliver Grawert ogra at ubuntu.com
Thu Jul 14 16:20:18 UTC 2016

Am Donnerstag, den 14.07.2016, 11:18 -0400 schrieb Jeremy Bicha:
> Hi,
> MapQuest stopped providing the free map tile service that the GNOME
> Maps app depends on, which broke the maps app everywhere. See
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/1602035 for more information.
> I do expect GNOME to find an alternate map tile provider but I'm
> speculating that it may take weeks or maybe even months for that to
> happen.
> I spoke briefly with Tim Lunn (darkxst) and we'd like to remove
> gnome-maps from ubuntu-gnome-desktop's recommends for xenial because
> we'd rather not ship Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.1 with an app that doesn't
> work at all. We'll need a fast-track SRU for this since there isn't 7
> days left before iso testing next week.
> When I tested this change, gnome-maps was not removed from an existing install.
> Thank you,
> Jeremy Bicha
there is http://maps.stamen.com/toner-lite/ which is completely free
(and seemingly will stay that way) i know uNav on the phone switched to
it, perhaps it isn't hard to distro patch the app to point to a new url
for these tiles ? 

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