[FFe] Disable telepathy support in gnome-contacts

Bug #1754803 reported by Tim Lunn on 2018-03-10
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-contacts (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

We would like to disable (at buildtime) telepathy support in gnome-contacts

Feature Freeze Justification
Telepathy support is largely being deprecated in GNOME. Gnome-contacts is one of few GNOME modules still using it. It has been disabled in gnome-online-accounts (and will be completely removed from GOA next cycle[1]).

With the GOA provider gone it is less useful since you won't get contacts from telepathy clients and you can't make calls. presumably the chat still works though if manually configured.

Debian is considering disabling it this cycle.
Upstream will consider it next cycle

gnome-contacts is not seeded on any flavors, other than the vanilla-gnome-desktop.

gnome-contacts is currently the only thing pulling in telepathy and all its deps when installing vanilla-gnome-desktop.

[1] https://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2017-October/msg00040.html

Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

Attaching debdiff, showing changes required.
I do have upload rights for this and will rebase against .92 or final before uploading

Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

this makes sense. I'd prefer to sync an update doing this from Debian, but your call, go ahead.

Changed in gnome-contacts (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

I would also, but don't think that is likely to happen in time for bionic.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

You can tweak debian/rules to apply different configure flags when this package is built for Ubuntu. But go ahead and ask Debian again if they want this change themselves too.

tags: added: patch
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-contacts - 3.28.0-1ubuntu1

gnome-contacts (3.28.0-1ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=medium

  * Disable building telepathy support and drop related dependencies
    (LP: #1754803)

 -- Tim Lunn <email address hidden> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:06:31 +1100

Changed in gnome-contacts (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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