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12.06.09

Gnote is Alive, New Release Available

Posted in FSF, GNOME, GNU/Linux, Mono, Novell, Ubuntu at 10:31 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: New Gnote can strike a chord with next Ubuntu

THE same people who defend Mono have been spreading rumours about Gnote, but the project is alive and well (as always) — a fact currently noted in this new report.

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.

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  1. dyfet said,

    December 6, 2009 at 10:43 am

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    There are other valid reasons to dump tomboy and Mono. Since Tomboy may be ran at startup, it means Mono is running all the time. As it happens, Mono runtime eats battery life on laptops, and this is even worse on ARM than on x86.

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