Replace Tomboy with Gnote?

Scott James Remnant scott at
Fri Jun 19 08:32:17 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-06-17 at 19:17 -0400, Hubert Figuiere wrote:

> Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > One of my principal concerns would that Gnote is simply a code port of
> > Tomboy from Mono to C++, with little development of its own.  This means
> > that should the maintainer tire of converting C# to C++, the project
> > could quite quickly die.
> Like any other project it could die with lost of interest.
> But I find it is very dishonnest to use that as a valid reason to
> dismiss any package, even more since it is hosted on, where
> the "bus factor" is limited to the knowledge of the developer rather
> than access to the whole codebase and bug tracking.
That as maybe, but I find it is very worrying to dismiss a different
package because it is "written in the wrong language".

Don't forget the question wasn't whether to add Gnote, the question was
whether to replace Tomboy with Gnote.

What does Gnote have/do that Tomboy doesn't?

Scott James Remnant
scott at
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