Summary: One reader’s thoughts about the advantages of putting Gnote in the next release of Ubuntu GNU/Linux
A reader has just sent us the following:
I notice that among the dependencies for Ubuntu [9.10], is a choice of Gnote or tomboy.
* There aren’t any interface reasons to use Tomboy over Gnote, since Gnote is a port of Tomboy to an open source programming language.
* There aren’t any performance reasons to use Tomboy over Gnote because Gnote is smaller and faster.
* There aren’t any packaging reasons, because Gnote has 15% fewer dependencies.
* There aren’t any licensing reasons, because of the obvious.
* There aren’t any developer reasons because C++ is ubiquitous and Microsoft Java imitation has virtually zero growth.
So, why has not Gnote replaced Tomboy on the CD?
Any answers to this question would be welcome, but it is really a rhetorical one in some people’s view. █
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