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Re: How to modify GNOME

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: How to modify GNOME
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:27:43 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1

Hi Brett,

> Awhile back on the Guix-Devel list I proposed a question as to how to
> /best/ modify the GNOME package that gets pulled into the
> gnome-desktop-service. My reason for asking this is because a lot of
> what comes with GNOME (evince, epiphany, etc.) I do not have a use for,
> but I do not want to define an entirely new package as that would be
> quite sloppy.

Why would that be sloppy?

It is common to create variant packages by inheriting:

    (define my/gnome
      (package (inherit gnome)
          `(("this" ,this)
            ("that" ,that)))))

Can you show us what you tried?


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