Add Gnote as a note-taking application

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Thu Jan 21 18:48:54 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 see no problem switching to it. Tomboy has to install all of mono to
work. Mono is not installed by default. As a replacement for
Xfce4-notes-plugin I have no objections. It appears to take less memory

Thanks for the comparison.

Charlie Kravetz 
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