I am getting software update notifications for the below. If I am running KDE, do I need to update Gnome libs? If it is because of an app or two, is there a way to determine which apps depend on Gnome?
I am not sure why I am also getting the same update recommendations twice.
Gnome Application Platform version 43
some services take lots of ram when logging into my box. For example, calendar reminders take up to 500 megs, and I don’t even use this app. Can that be deleted or set to a manual turn-on?
Your list there does not show repeated apps or runtimes to be updated.
If this is a fresh install then you really should do the recommended updates then see if the notices are still happening. There have been many updates since F38 was first released.
I recommend using the command line then doing sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
Updates are typical regardless of the spin used. Many (probably most) packages are independent of the DE in use so what happens on one usually also happens on the others as well.
I have the workstation installed on one of my VMs and after it sat unused for a couple weeks the update contained over 300 packages, including the kernel. My main workstation had a single upgrade of 180 packages with only 7 days between the last updates when I updated it today.
It seems that there are parts of both gnome and kde that use some of the same packages. One cannot rely solely on the name to verify if it is needed or not. In general, if one installs the kde spin then anything with gnome in the name may be considered as necessary for kde.