Hi Michael, I would be happy for apps to be downgraded to Recommends, if you have a look at the seed alot are already marked recommends (Recommends are the ones marked like "* (gnome-weather)". Overall the selection that are marked Recommends is a little inconsistent and this could certainly be cleaned up a bit.
If you would like to prepare a patch or Merge Proposal, would be happy to sponsor it for you. As a side note, one thing we has planned to do for a long time, but no one has ever got around to doing it. Is to split the parkageset out into seperate core and apps packages.  https://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-gnome-dev/ubuntu-seeds/ubuntu-gnome.bionic/view/head:/desktop https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-gnome-dev/ubuntu-seeds/ubuntu-gnome.bionic -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Bugs, which is subscribed to Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1764596 Title: vanilla-gnome-desktop dependencies too strict To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-gnome-meta/+bug/1764596/+subscriptions -- ubuntu-bugs mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-bugs