Could someone enlighten me on this (I may not have done my homework and read enough on the Interweb on this matter); where is Ubuntu heading with core apps?
Traditionally Ubuntu has in its desktop incarnations contained a set of default core apps like Rhytmbox, Shotwell, Movie Player, etc. - all being part of the integrated platform experience and well supported e.g. with Unity lenses.
I have been using Shotwell extensively and have a huge base of photos managed by Shotwell (tags, events, image adjustments, etc). By using Shotwell I expect the tool to be fairly well supported over time and not to be abandoned abruptly.
My concern is of course rooted in the momentum and pace at which the Gallery app (and others) for Ubuntu Touch is now being developed, potentially taking away focus/support from Desktop/Legacy core apps and I fear suddenly being forced to migrate in a cumbersome process.
So, will the Ubuntu touch core apps eventually in an Ubuntu converged replace the traditional desktop core/default apps like Shotwell (in this case)? Has there been any communication on core apps strategy?