Replace Tomboy with Gnote?

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Sat Jun 20 16:16:20 UTC 2009

On Saturday 20 June 2009 6:30:07 am Vincenzo Ciancia wrote:
> I have nothing against mono myself but in my opinion rhythmbox and 
> gthumb cover the basic needs one may have. 

Agreed on Rhythmbox.  Not so much on GThumb.  AFAICT, it displays the images 
as though cataloged...and then as soon as I remove the SD card or unplug the 
camera, it's all undone again.  It doesn't make any sense to me.

> I sometimes wanted to use 
> f-spot but the fact that it copies all the pics in its own folder gives 
>    an "alien" and feeling to it, in the sense that it seems to me the 
> program is doing something I didn't ask for (pictures take lot of space).

Seeing as that's optional, yes you did.  I find the copying useful since 
well...if it didn't copy them, it'd be like GThumb, pretending to organize my 
camera (not actually changing the filesystem by the way, just pretending) and 
not getting the images onto the computer.  You'd have to manually copy all the 
images from the camera to the hard drive, then run GThumb/F-Spot.  In that 
case, why are they set to start when a camera is plugged in or an SD card 
inserted?  They'd be rather useless for the "getting stuff of the camera" 
usecase (the usecase implied by their autolaunching).

> Regarding tomboy, I want to point out this: many times in the past, I 
> have been told that my requests of reverting certain upgrades (e.g. the 
> intel driver, which is currently badly broken in jaunty, even if there 
> are hopes for karmic) are not well motivated because you got to know how 
> frequent is the use case. That's a good excuse for everything, then: how 
> frequent is the tomboy use case?

Several of my classmates have asked me about it, since the linking between 
notes is quite useful for taking notes in class.

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo
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