Why is Tomboy permissible in the default Ubuntu Desktop?

Jo-Erlend Schinstad joerlend.schinstad at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 00:02:55 GMT 2009

2009/12/27 Emilio López <buhitoescolar at gmail.com>:
> I wonder the same. I don't even take notes, and if I were to take, I
> would use something simpler, like Gedit.

Oh, I did that for years and I'm really not missing those days. Having
all my notes in one application, automatically synced with my phone,
other computers and webservice, is much better for me than using
.txt-files on some desktop.

> Also, from all the Ubuntu users I know, none of them actually take
> notes. They are all "home users", maybe a note-taking app is more
> enterprise-oriented? And if this is the case, maybe the evolution tool
> for that is more useful and more integrated with the rest of the tools
> they use?
> Like Jo-Erlend Schinstad, I'll also be glad to know why is Tomboy
> still in the default install.
> --
> Emilio López

In my personal life, I take notes all the time. _All the time_. This question
has been in my Evolution memos for a while, until I converted it to a
task and finally decided to empty the task list by the end of the year.
Using notes, tasks and calendars properly, really has improved my life.
I hope everyone who doesn't use these tools, learn to do so in the new
year. I'm sure they'll feel as I do :)

In other words, I'm not in any way proposing that we don't need a notes
manager. I'm simply curious what makes Tomboy a valid exception to the
rule of one application per feature, that's so integral to Ubuntu design

Jo-Erlend Schinstad

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