Mono (Re: New Programs for Hardy?)

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Fri Dec 14 01:08:37 UTC 2007

I'm not sure I'd say Tomboy and Sticky Notes are for the same thing.  Sticky
notes are good for quick notes like "call 555 666-7777 about car" and just
plain suck for long notes. Tomboy, because of it's wiki style, is very
useful for much longer, more detailed notes.  Tomboy's use case is more
along the lines of sitting in a class or business meeting and keeping good
notes with references to other things previously discussed embedded within
them, like a notebook.  Sticky Notes' use case is more like...well, the
stack of Post-It notes it emulates.

On Dec 13, 2007 7:57 PM, Tony Yarusso <tonyyarusso at> wrote:

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> From: Tony Yarusso <tonyyarusso at>
> Date: Dec 13, 2007 6:57 PM
> Subject: Re: Fwd: Mono (Re: New Programs for Hardy?)
> To: sounder at, ubuntu-devel-discuss at
> 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.
> (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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