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Canonical Neglects Tomboy (Mono)

Posted in GNU/Linux, Mono, Ubuntu at 9:35 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

sudo apt-get remove mono-common

Summary: Ubuntu One stops support of Tomboy, a notorious application best known for its pulling of Mono into numerous distributions of GNU/Linux

Based on the news from FOSDEM, Xamarin‘s Mono is rapidly collapsing. In Techrights, a prominent and longtime opponent of Mono, someone recently showed us reports about people losing data due to Ubuntu One-Tomboy connectivity.

This thread is located here and it says “tomboy deleted all my notes after last synchronisation. Something to do with ubuntu one dropping support. I’m mad as hell, somebody should have told us, my last backup was a month ago, I’ve just lost a pile of information.”

The person who brought this to our attention noted, “C# / Mono is garbage. There is also the bad design on top of the bad language which follows from importing the Microsoft mindset.”

The pulling of Tomboy support is also corroborated here:

Ubuntu One discontinues support to Tomboy

In the past I’ve talked about Tomboy, that i was not liking too much to have a Mono application in all my computers, but that Tomboy sync feature was really too good for me, well it seems that someone else has decided that it’s times for me to switch to another Notes program.

Over time we see fewer and fewer cases of support for Mono.

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  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    February 9, 2013 at 9:55 am


    Mono was marketed, disingenuously I believe, as a means to bring people and products off of M$ Windows. That was the official story. The reality, which many warned of in advance, was that it was instead used to infect and subvert many open source projects and bring dependence on M$ technology to these otherwise Free projects. Good riddance to mono, its removal can’t happen fast enough.

    Too bad that end user got stung. There were two mistakes. One was not making backups often enough. The other was not looking out for hamfisted M$-style maneuvers. When a project is afflicted with the M$ way of thinking, the users will get stung. It’s just a matter of time.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Mono was created after Miguel had pursued a job at Microsoft. It was also prominently worked on by Nat (Friedman), who had worked for Microsoft. Now they are CTO and CEO at Xamarain, funded by a VC of former Microsoft executives. Two says ago, Christine Assange wrote: “My father always said: “You can generally understand a situation by applying the self interest test…who benefits?””

    Needs Sunlight Reply:

    A lot of money has gone into Xamarin. Something bad will come out of it and it will be a lot of work to stop and clean up.

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