Summary: New Gnote can strike a chord with next Ubuntu
The GNOME note-taking utilities Tomboy and Gnote both made releases recently. Tomboy, the older project, released version 1.0.1 and includes some long-awaited online storage features. Gnote, a port of Tomboy to C++ instead of the original C#/Mono, released version 0.6.3, a bugfix release in its own right, but one that put an end to rumors that the project was without a maintainer.
Now is a good time to incorporate Gnote into Ubuntu 10.04 (well overdue). It performs better, it resolves the issues raised by the FSF, it is already in the Ubuntu repositories, and it is in Fedora by default. If Ubuntu is looking to save disk space, which it does, then it should remove Mono (and Tomboy), not the GIMP. Ubuntu polls indicate that many/most other people feel the same way about the GIMP; they are in favour of keeping it. █