Jochen Skulj jochen at
Sat Jul 30 13:48:48 UTC 2005

Lee Braiden:
> On Saturday 30 July 2005 03:45, Rajiv Vyas wrote:
>>I wanted to try out Tomboy for hoary. Sudo apt-get install tomboy does
>>not work. Has anyone tried installing this? What's the easiest way?
> There are already lots of sticky-notes applications; I'd suggest avoiding one 
> that requires all the overhead of mono, unless you also use mono continuously 
> for other things.

There are a lot of applications that require some libraries. From the
user perspective mono is just another set of libraries. I don't see any
reason to avoid it since the overhead isn't larger than using other
application that require libraries.

I use tomboy for a couple of months now on Ubuntu and I think it's a
great application. Tomboy is much more than just an application for
sticky notes. You can easily build up a kind of personal wiki and I use
it to manage all my personal stuff like addresses, appointments, task
list an so on. It also fits perfectly into the Ubuntu desktop since it
has a GTK-based user interface. So Tomboy is really helpful and I don't
want to miss it.

Installing Tomboy is quite easy:

Enable universe by editing sources.list:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Uncomment all lines that contain "universe" and save the file. Then you
can update your repository and install tomboy:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tomboy

You are asked if additional mono packages shoulde be installed. Confirm
this with yes. When the installation is completed you can start Tomboy:

tomboy --tray-icon &

and an icon appears in your tray. You should invoke
gnome-session-properties and an "tomboy --tray-icon" to the start up
programs. So Tomboy is always available in the tray.

Cheers, Jochen
Jochen Skulj
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