Mono required by ubuntu-desktop
thisdyingdream at gmail.com
Sun Jul 30 20:50:08 BST 2006
This is slowly just becoming a thread on arguing the merits of using the
technology of yesterday. Last I checked, you can always use Xubuntu or
apt-get remove mono if you are opposed to it, but I am sure the average user
won't take issue with it.
Steven J Harms
On 7/30/06, John Richard Moser <nigelenki at comcast.net> wrote:
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> Corey Burger wrote:
> > On 7/29/06, Adam Conrad <adconrad at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> >> 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
> > I should note that upstream GNOME is having this very discussion, with
> > the very point that Adam just raised. Keeping notes on a desktop is
> > something users are increasingly doing (observe most business laptops
> > shipping with OneNote these days). Tomboy is a powerful and easy to
> > use note taker.
> Most business laptops ship with a lot of things. Most home laptops ship
> with a lot of things. Most of that lot doesn't get used.
> Most home computers find the same thing, this is why stuff like Wild
> Tangent and such winds up on all the machines at Best Buy; it's there
> because some company wants to sell it. Hell, AOL is there because some
> company wants to sell it (Compuserv is there too, so is MSN).
> Most business laptops ship with whatever some company thinks it's worth
> marketing by paying laptop manufacturers to bundle it on business
> machines. It's no different than random games or useless applications
> on your home desktop; any useful functionality you may find is for all
> intents and purposes a complete accident.
> > As for mono itself, I see no reason not to. There are an increasing
> > number of good applications, including F-spot, which is also in the
> > plans to include.
> Ugh. Can't dodge this bullet.
> > Corey
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