#248 Change gedit for gnome-text-editor in the default install
Closed: Fixed 3 months ago by tpopela. Opened 7 months ago by aday.

GNOME is switching from gedit to gnome-text-editor as its default text editor: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-build-meta/-/merge_requests/1321

I think that it would be good for Fedora to make the same change in the default install. gnome-text-editor is generally nicer and there are issues around gedit maintenance.

The first step is to get gnome-text-editor packaged. Any volunteers?!


And after having a package, we should get a Fedora Flatpak out of this package so we can ship gnome-text-editor in Silverblue too.

Metadata Update from @aday:
- Issue tagged with: pending-action

7 months ago

Metadata Update from @ngompa:
- Issue assigned to ngompa

7 months ago

I'll create the RPM. Someone else can create the Flatpak afterward.

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- Issue untagged with: pending-action

7 months ago

I will create the Flatpak once the package is in.

GNOME Text Editor is now stuck in limbo because my review request for gtksourceview5 was closed in favor of a new contributor that seems to not be responding to NEEDINFO. What do we do now?

I believe Amanda is planning to update her package submission.

Metadata Update from @ngompa:
- Issue tagged with: meeting, pending-action

7 months ago

Amanda is planning on responding to the review feedback. I have reached out to her and offered to help out. In theory, this should be coming along Real Soon Now.

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- Issue untagged with: meeting

6 months ago

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- Issue tagged with: default-apps

6 months ago

This is now in Rawhide. The only thing left to do is swap gedit for gnome-text-editor in comps.

Awesome, thank you! Is it possible to get F35 packages for testing?

gtksourceview5 needs to be branched for F35 for me to do that.

https://pagure.io/pungi-fedora/blob/main/f/fedora.conf#_762 > Silverblue needs to be updated with the new Flatpak for default Flatpak installation.

Metadata Update from @catanzaro:
- Issue status updated to: Open (was: Closed)

4 months ago

https://pagure.io/pungi-fedora/blob/main/f/fedora.conf#_762 > Silverblue needs to be updated with the new Flatpak for default Flatpak installation.

Do we have someone lined up to do this?

https://pagure.io/pungi-fedora/blob/main/f/fedora.conf#_762 > Silverblue needs to be updated with the new Flatpak for default Flatpak installation.

Do we have someone lined up to do this?

I volunteered to make the Fedora Flatpak, but now I'm blocked on an issue with fedmod (the tool we use for making Fedora Flatpaks) being deprecated and not working properly. I asked Owen how to go about it.

@aday I will do that once Felipe is unblocked and finishes the Flatpak.

gedit was actually listed specifically in the Workstation technical specification. I went ahead and changed it to gnome-text-editor. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Workstation/Technical_Specification#Text_Editor

Metadata Update from @ngompa:
- Assignee reset

4 months ago

Metadata Update from @ngompa:
- Issue assigned to tpopela

4 months ago

I did today a successful fedora flatpak build for gnome-text-editor and requested a repository https://pagure.io/releng/fedora-scm-requests/issue/41311

After that is done, I can proceed to import, build, and finally send a Bodhi update.

The Fedora Flatpak update for gnome-text-editor is now waiting for karma points to reach testing.

Please visit https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-FLATPAK-2022-8dbf809fe5, follow the testing instructions, and give us +1 karma if it works for you. :)

@adamwill opened https://pagure.io/pungi-fedora/pull-request/1069, but we have to wait until the bodhi update will be pushed to stable.

The Silverblue change is in. Marking the issue as resolved.

Metadata Update from @tpopela:
- Issue close_status updated to: Fixed
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

3 months ago

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