Is GNOME-Maps primarily used for the Linux phones, because it would make more sense to not have it on the desktop version of Ubuntu Budgie, because most people unless they have laptops with mobile data wouldn’t be really utilizing the maps application.
The image is libadwaita on Endevour OS Budgie . What are termed legacy apps do have a custom theme applied, but not system settings or calculator. You can also see the latest default appearance setting for upcoming Gnome versions.
mate-system-monitor was forked from GNOME System Monitor in the early days of GNOME 3. It is maintained by the Mate Desktop team. The issue tracker is well managed and the Debian Mate Team quickly packages their stuff.
It doesn’t install that many mate dependencies - basically translation stuff.
Mate System Monitor does NOT play nice with Pocillo - however with a bit of tweaking (in git master of the pocillo-gtk-theme repo) the treeview headerbar is fixed in light styling and dark styling. Plays nice with Qogir and Arc theme. Materia does not work that nicely though.
My thoughts… We live/work in a web-centric world, do we really need a desktop maps and (stand-alone) calendar app? I’ve never opened the maps app, I head straight for the browser for Google Maps or Open Street Map and have never seen anyone do otherwise. The same goes for a calendar - people using desktop calendars are likely using them from applications like Thunderbird or Evolution, otherwise they’re accessing their (very likely) Google or Outlook calendar from the browser.
I use the calculator a fair bit, as long as it works with common themes (usually Pocillo or Qogir for me), I’m good with whatever.
For system monitor, just include Htop (joking, sort of).
You’re right to present it as a system backup as first purpose though it’s also possible to backup $HOME through TimeShift. The choice to backup all $HOME content or only the visible data - excluding the hidden ones - is a very careful and interesting ability.
GNOME Screenshot manages capturing screen-scrapes. However GNOME have replaced gnome-screenshot with their own inbuilt mechanism - so I would expect GNOME to place the app into read-only archive mode i.e. mothball it soonish.
Team member Jacob and myself have created budgie-screenshot which is part of budgie-desktop itself and has been submitted upstream. This will replace GNOME Screenshot in budgie-desktop 10.7 i.e. GNOME Screenshot will be dropped as a default app install.
I’m confused… All these mentioned applications are already (22.04) breaking my theme. They are all dark, it can’t be changed, changing the theme has no effect. I do not use dark themes at all. I don’t like these dark themed apps, so I’m already looking for alternatives. Using the flatpak version is solving the problem for the moment, but that can’t be a permanent solution.
Regarding the Mate apps: Client side decorations are missing, this also destroys the system wide theming. It looks cluttered, not professional. Especially the Mate System Monitor looks very ugly. In my opinion, of course…