Fwd: Mono (Re: New Programs for Hardy?)

Joel Bryan Juliano joelbryan.juliano at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 07:22:03 GMT 2007

On Dec 14, 2007 8:57 AM, Tony Yarusso <tonyyarusso at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know much about the technical details of Mono, but I can say this:
> a) I don't care about "potential, maybe, vaguely insinuated" patent threats
> - unless MS actually starts giving evidence, even discussing this is falling
> prey to the FUD, just like they want us to.
> b) F-Spot and Tomboy are great apps, and definitely helpful for a large
> number of users.  Ignoring the issues of whether Mono is the "best" use of
> space, treated for their own merits they are worthy of default inclusion.
> c) Given our usual policy of shipping one application per task, dropping
> gThumb and Sticky Notes from the default installation probably makes sense,
> and perhaps this will help with some part of the space concerns.
> Additionally, Scribus and Inkscape are also pretty cool, but adding a Qt
> dependency to a Gnome install makes no sense.  Now, if Kubuntu wants to look
> at these that might be a decent idea, and could provide a unique attraction
> to the Kubuntu member of the Ubuntu family.
> Finally, I would very much like to see two things included by default, and
> hope that space can be found on the CD for them:
> 1.) Seahorse - security is important, and the easier we make it, the more
> people will actually bother to do it
> 2.) Conduit - this seems like the way for things to go overall; the more
> integration and synchronization the desktop can get with _everything_, the
> better.

Conduit is still very premature, I just installed it last week, and it
crashes a lot. (And it also add itself to autostart without asking me)

> (I should also note at this point that if we're going to keep shipping
> Rhythmbox by default, someone should really see to it that it gets two-way
> transfer support for iPods included before the next release - a feature
> included in Exaile and Banshee already, and which I've heard rumored is
> available in CVS already.)
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