Replace Tomboy with Gnote?

Max Bowsher maxb at f2s.com
Wed Jun 17 07:56:49 UTC 2009


Christopher James Halse Rogers wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-06-16 at 23:32 -0400, Danny Piccirillo wrote:
>> Anyways, someone on the forums started a discussion about this and i
>> was wondering what you guys on the list though. There was a surprising
>> amount of support and quite a few people seem to have already switched
>> to Gnote. Reasons seem to be: improved integration, similar look,
>> faster and uses less memory, and it's smaller (and for those who care,
>> it doesn't require mono). Reasons against seem to be: lacking some
>> features. There didn't seem to be much detail on any of the points on
>> both sides though. 
>>
> 
> There doesn't seem to be a lot of content here.
> Questions that would need to be answered:
> * Better integration with what?
> * Faster - as measured by?  How much faster?  Will this remain when it
> is feature-complete?
> * Less memory - again, as measured by?  How much less?  Will this remain
> when it is feature-complete?
> * What features does it lack?
> 
> And additionally:
> * How responsive is upstream?  
> * How quickly are bugs fixed?
> * Is upstream likely to be robust?
> * Security flaws?
> 
> Without answers to these questions there's really nothing to discuss.
> If you can provide some answers to these questions, there's a discussion
> to be had and the tradeoffs can be weighed.  Otherwise there's no data,
> and the discussion will revolve solely around posters objections to
> Mono.

Somewhere in the sprawling Mono-rant thread, concerns were raised about
file format compatibility between Tomboy and Gnote. Add this item to the
list of things to be considered.

Actually, though, the original source of these concerns seems to be
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=581844, which concerns me a
lot less than the overly hyped way the issue was described in that thread.

Max.

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