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05.25.10

Mandriva Removes More of Mono

Posted in GNU/Linux, Mandriva, Microsoft, Mono, Novell, Xandros at 2:29 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Mandriva gets rid of Beagle in the 2010.1 (Spring) release

SOME moments ago, as the log at the bottom shows, we found out that Mandriva had removed Beagle from the latest version of its GNU/Linux distribution (one of my favourite distributions). This is encouraging news which comes right after Ubuntu's removal of F-Spot and Fedora’s removal of Mono as a whole. Two years ago we warned Mandriva that it had created an unnecessary Mono dependency in OpenOffice.org and Mandriva responded by fixing it.

“This is encouraging news which comes right after Ubuntu’s removal of F-Spot and Fedora’s removal of Mono as a whole.”Mono dependents are fine, but probably not in a default installation of a GNU/Linux distribution.

The good news is that, as time goes by, GNU/Linux is advancing in many areas and vendors that sold out to Microsoft (decided to pay Microsoft for Linux, unlike Mandriva) are going extinct. Novell will probably be sold shortly and Xandros (which includes Linspire) is hardly ever mentioned in the news anymore. Presto is mentioned here and Xandros is mentioned here, but it’s more of an historical mention.


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DaemonFC schestowitz: Mandriva is moving away from Mono a bit May 25 07:43
schestowitz How so? May 25 07:44
DaemonFC 2010.1 will replace Beagle with Tracker May 25 07:44
schestowitz Nice May 25 07:44
schestowitz Good proof? May 25 07:44
DaemonFC yes May 25 07:44
schestowitz Page/screenshot? May 25 07:44
schestowitz Just in case May 25 07:44
DaemonFC http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2010.1_RC May 25 07:44
Techrights Title: 2010.1 RC – Mandriva Community Wiki .::. Size~: 61.51 KB May 25 07:44
schestowitz I want to verify to avoid mikstakes May 25 07:44
DaemonFC Tracker is now replacing Beagle as document search engine. May 25 07:44
schestowitz DaemonFC: thanks May 25 07:44
schestowitz what mono is left in it then? May 25 07:44
DaemonFC the runtime itself and F-Spot I believe May 25 07:45
schestowitz no tomboy/gnote? May 25 07:45
DaemonFC oh, forgot about that May 25 07:46
DaemonFC doesn’t say anything about getting rid of Tomboy, 2010 had it May 25 07:46
DaemonFC Beagle uses a hell of a lot of resources though May 25 07:46
-BNtwitter/#boycottnovell-[nsisodiya] Now searching for a girl assistant for various task at my company. btw operation was successful and I am OK. May 25 07:47
DaemonFC it’s not uncommon for it to sit there and take 80 MB of RAM just for itself while indexing May 25 07:47
DaemonFC Tracker usually takes more like 30 May 25 07:47
DaemonFC those little mono applets here and there gang up on you, take up way more resources than they’re worth May 25 07:48
DaemonFC Tomboy takes about double the memory of Gnote May 25 07:48
schestowitz Recoll took gigabytes May 25 07:49
schestowitz The index May 25 07:49
schestowitz Not the program May 25 07:49
schestowitz For my home dir May 25 07:49
DaemonFC I have to wonder what the hell these distributions are thinking when they needlessly pile these things on May 25 07:49
DaemonFC makes it useless on older PCs with less than 1 GB of RAM May 25 07:49
DaemonFC and while there are equivalent programs that use half the memory all over the place May 25 07:50
DaemonFC Beagle is like WinFS for Linux May 25 07:53
-BNtwitter/#boycottnovell-[zoobab] With multiple patents, stronger patent rights can have the perverse effect of stifling, not encouraging, innovation http://ur1.ca/038r1 May 25 07:55
Techrights Title: Fast forward >> – The H Open Source: News and Features .::. Size~: 37.78 KB May 25 07:55
DaemonFC hmmm, Indiana University isn’t mirroring the RC May 25 07:56
DaemonFC nor is Purdue May 25 07:56
DaemonFC those have always been the fastest mirrors for me :P May 25 07:57
*Diablo-D3 (~diablo@pool-64-222-232-11.port.east.myfairpoint.net) has joined #boycottnovell May 25 07:57
MinceR beagle isn’t like winfs for linux. beagle actually exists. May 25 07:57
DaemonFC MinceR: part of WinFS ended up in Windows 7 May 25 07:57
DaemonFC as “libraries” May 25 07:57
DaemonFC more irritating than helpful May 25 07:58
MinceR that describes m$ products in general May 25 07:58
DaemonFC “You can’t save here you idiot!” May 25 07:58
DaemonFC :D May 25 07:58
-BNtwitter/#boycottnovell-[zoobab] Absolute power has corrupted the MPEG-LA absolutely http://ur1.ca/031fu May 25 07:59
Techrights Title: Nero Files Antitrust Case Against MPEG-LA .::. Size~: 30.37 KB May 25 07:59
DaemonFC so they end up making you scroll through C:\Users\<user name>\My Music for example May 25 07:59
DaemonFC you can’t just click Music and Save May 25 07:59
DaemonFC so I redid it all so that the actual folders are in my favorites May 25 07:59
schestowitz Let me see, hold on…. May 25 08:00
DaemonFC and it ends up “My Documents” “My Music” My Pictures” etc. on top of “Music” “Documents” “Pictures” May 25 08:00
DaemonFC still aggravating and no way to turn it off May 25 08:00
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