Mono required by ubuntu-desktop

Matt Palmer mpalmer at
Mon Jul 31 01:44:55 BST 2006

On Mon, Jul 31, 2006 at 12:38:02AM +0100, Jamie McCracken wrote:
> All in all you are likely to lose users if this trend continues.

Someone's always going to be unhappy with a decision.  Threatening that
unspecified users *might* use something else isn't much of a threat.

> 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.

Xorg (VTs are lighter).

> Perhaps make Ubuntu-Desktop only depend on core apps and not more exotic 
> stuff like photo management.

"The Desktop" is a fully functional, feature-rich, ready-to-use,
newbie-friendly system.  I think that's one of Ubuntu's strengths -- that a
desktop install gives you something ready-to-use, out of the box.  If you'd
like something more trimmed down, then feel free to engineer it.  It's not
that hard.

- Matt

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