Mono required by ubuntu-desktop
jamiemcc at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Jul 31 00:38:02 BST 2006
Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> We will ship what we feel to be the optimal tradeoff between resources and
> functionality. Note that Tomboy and Mono consume nothing but disk space
> unless you actually run the application, so you don't need to worry about it
> on low-memory machines. OpenOffice.org gets pretty unhappy on such systems
> as well.
I know but you missed my point. Why should an efficient app (Gthumb) be
replaced with one thats considerably more inefficient by default?
A user who wants to organise his/her photos is going to find the default
too much of a hog on lessor machines and wont probably see the
alternative which is more suitable.
The disk space is also an issue on my notebook and I would like to have
some more options rather than being forced to install something I will
All in all you are likely to lose users if this trend continues. The
optimal solution is to have the defaul work well on as many machines as
possible and let more greedy apps be optional. These include evolution
(thunderbird is lighter) , OOO (abiword is lighter) and a few others.
Perhaps make Ubuntu-Desktop only depend on core apps and not more exotic
stuff like photo management.
Mr Jamie McCracken
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