Mono required by ubuntu-desktop

Samuel Cormier-Iijima sciyoshi at
Mon Jul 31 01:57:33 BST 2006

On 7/30/06, Corey Burger <corey.burger at> wrote:
> On 7/30/06, Jamie McCracken <jamiemcc at> wrote:
> > 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. 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?
> I see this claim that "Mono is bloated" being bandied about a lot.
> However, I don't see much evidence either way. In this specific
> instance, do you have hard data that gthumb uses less memory than
> fspot?

Also, is there any way to make Mono apps run native code instead of
relying on the VM? Maybe we could do something like Azureus did with
GCJ (compiling to machine code), which could reduce resource usage...


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