11.06.09

Gnote Would Fit Nicely in Ubuntu 10.04 (Default Install)

Posted in GNU/Linux, Java, Microsoft, Mono, Novell, Red Hat, Ubuntu at 8:33 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Gnote vs Tomboy

Summary: One reader’s thoughts about the advantages of putting Gnote in the next release of Ubuntu GNU/Linux

FEDORA (Red Hat) has already promoted Gnote as a replacement for Tomboy and Jeremy Allison opines that Tomboy has no place in the default install, let alone the repositories [1, 2, 3, 4, 5].

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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5 Comments

  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    November 6, 2009 at 9:27 am

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    Roy, the screen shot you post is yet another dig against mono and in favor of Gnote. Gnote uses 10 MB less RAM.

    That’s a lot. On a netbook or school computer, that’s a heck of a lot.

    Needs Sunlight Reply:

    Correction: dig -> ding

  2. Yuhong Bao said,

    November 6, 2009 at 2:54 pm

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    Yep, I just replaced Tomboy with Gnote yesterday on my Ubuntu 9.10 machine after the upgrade, which went well.

  3. dyfet said,

    November 6, 2009 at 6:55 pm

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    Gnote runs great. I never used Tomboy and never will, but I am very happy using Gnote. All that is missing is posting notes into Ubuntu One (from the Ubuntu perspective). Apparently this was a plugin made for Tomboy, so I say lets free it as well (free as in freedom from Mono, too ;).

  4. Mikko said,

    November 6, 2009 at 8:09 pm

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    installed the ubuntu 9.10 and removed mono and all monoprograms after that installed Gnote

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