Add Gnote as a note-taking application

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Tue Feb 2 18:18:53 UTC 2010

On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 09:50:31 -0600
Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 9:23 AM, Steve Dodier <sidnioulz at> wrote:
> > Tomboy is mono based and would take quite a lot of room on the cd.
> >
> > just like that, what is the discoverability of the note taking app? How
> > many users know about it? What do xfce note users think about it?
> >
> > I would rather spend time trying to identify and address short comings in
> > the xfce app rather than having another upstream for such a tiny component.
> >
> Installing Tomboy required 32mb of downloads.  I forgot to check the
> installed disk space, but 32mb is too much.  It used ~11.5mb of RAM on
> startup.
> I'm not sure what Steve means about discoverability of the Xfce app, but
> with regards to the shortcomings of the xfce app . . .  I don't think it's a
> bad app.  I just think gnote is better.  Regarding another upstream . . .  I
> guess that is somewhat of a maintenance issue.  I'm not sure how problematic
> others may find the "another upstream" to be.
> Jim

I attempted to migrate my tomboy notes to gnote today. There is a gnote
add-on listed as enabled for that. Unfortunately, it does not do
anything. I had to manually copy 57 notes over. Also, I looked in the
help pages, and there is supposed to be a tab in preferences to
synchronise between systems. That tab seems to be missing in lucid.

Perhaps these are Gnome only addins? It seems like some functionality
is missing when trying to use this application in Xubuntu without gnome
installed. It might be missing with Gnome installed, I don't intend to
install Gnome to find out.

Charlie Kravetz 
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