Add Gnote as a note-taking application

Pasi Lallinaho open at knome.fi
Thu Jan 21 11:49:17 GMT 2010


Jim Campbell wrote:
> Hey All,
>
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 3:47 PM, Radomir Dopieralski
> <xubuntu at sheep.art.pl <mailto:xubuntu at sheep.art.pl>> wrote:
>
>     On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:26 PM, Jim Campbell
>     <jwcampbell at gmail.com <mailto:jwcampbell at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     >
>     >
>     > On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Charlie Kravetz
>     > <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com <mailto:cjk at teamcharliesangels.com>>
>     wrote:
>     >>
>     >> On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 13:48:13 -0600
>     >> Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at gmail.com
>     <mailto:jwcampbell at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     >>
>     >> > Hi All,
>     >> >
>     >> > I'd like to recommend Gnote as a note-taking application for
>     the Xubuntu
>     >> > default installation.  Gnote is an actively maintained C++
>     ongoing fork
>     >> > of
>     >> > Tomboy.  I know that Xfce has a notes plugin, but the
>     functionality of
>     >> > Gnote
>     >> > is much better.
>     >> >
>     >> > Here's information on the Lucid package:
>     >> > http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/gnote
>     >> > Here's information on the software itself:
>     http://live.gnome.org/Gnote
>     >> > Commit info to show maintenance:
>     http://git.gnome.org/browse/gnote/
>     >> >
>     >> > I am not necessarily recommending it for the default panel
>     installation,
>     >> > but
>     >> > just to be included.  I've used it extensively from within
>     Xubuntu
>     >> > Karmic
>     >> > and have been very impressed with how it works.  It does not
>     require the
>     >> > xfapplets plugin to appear in the notification area.
>     >> >
>     >> > What do you think?
>     >> >
>     >> > Jim
>     >>
>     >> I personally install tomboy on all my systems. I tend to use it
>     for a
>     >> lot of notes. Is it possible to port the tomboy notes to gnote?
>     Do I
>     >> lose any functionality?
>     >
>     > Charlie, Tomboy notes can be imported into and opened in Gnote.
>     I'll provide
>     > further info about the other differences tonight.
>
>     Sorry for adding to the confusion, but I wanted to point out that zim
>     is also a very nice note-taking application.
>
>
>
> Others can feel free to chime in with their thoughts, but here is a
> rundown on some of the different options for note applications:
>
> == Xfce4-notes-plugin:
> + After ~20 min of use uses 4mb of writeable memory
> + Can be set to sit in the panel
> + Easy to add notes and change between notes
> - Can't create notebooks (sets of notes around a topic)
> - Can't search notes
> - Can't link between notes
>
> == Gnote
> ~ After ~20 minutes of use, uses about 6.5 mb of writeable memory
> ~ Can sit in the notification area . . . not sure how it can be set to
> go there all the time, or if the user would need to launch it each time
> + Easy to add notes and change between notes
> + Can create notebooks, search between notes
> + Easy to link between notes, output to HTML,
> + Can import tomboy notes
> + several other plugins
>
> == Zim
> - Confusing start up UI
> - Uses 9.2mb of writeable memory on startup
> + Seems pretty powerful if you are familiar with how to use it.
> + The Sheep likes it
> +-x2 - I didn't really spend much time using it after the somewhat
> confusing UI at startup.
>
> This is a note taking application.  It will not make users switch from
> Windows.  But Gnote has pretty much all the features of Tomboy (just a
> few releases behind), and can provide good note-taking functionality
> with a minimal  memory penalty compared to xfce4-notes-plugin.
>
> Your friend,
>
> Jim
For comparison,

how much writeable memory would Tomboy use after ~20 minutes of use?

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Pasi Lallinaho
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