Mono required by ubuntu-desktop

Adam Conrad adconrad at
Sun Jul 30 07:23:39 BST 2006

Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 30, 2006 at 12:10:35AM -0400, Patrick McFarland wrote:
>> Yuck, why do we need Tomboy then? I'm completely against letting Mono into
>> Ubuntu.
> Without offering any rationale, I'm not sure what reaction you expect from
> such a sentiment.

While I couldn't care less about mono being in -desktop (and I suspect
it would end up there eventually anyway), I also can't actually see the
point in having tomboy in the default install.  It's not the sort of
application any "typical desktop user" would need.

No one I know outside of nerd circles even knows what a wiki is, let
alone a WikiWord, or why they'd want to use such things to tie random
notes together on their desktop.  Most "normal desktop users" who want
notes on their desktop would probably be much better served by the GNOME
Sticky Notes applet, which is far less nerdy and cool in nature, but
also much simpler to grok (and happens to already be in the default

The few people who really think this is an awesomely neat and cool idea
probably also fall into the category of people who know what it is in
the first place, and would go looking for it to install it manually.

But, if mono's going to end up in -desktop anyway (and I'm sure,
eventually something with broader appeal and more general use will end
up pulling it in), tomboy's not exactly big on its own, so trying to
argue against bloat in this case is probably pointless.

... Adam

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