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Mandriva Removes More of Mono


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 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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DaemonFCschestowitz: Mandriva is moving away from Mono a bitMay 25 07:43
schestowitzHow so?May 25 07:44
DaemonFC2010.1 will replace Beagle with TrackerMay 25 07:44
schestowitzNiceMay 25 07:44
schestowitzGood proof?May 25 07:44
DaemonFCyesMay 25 07:44
schestowitzPage/screenshot?May 25 07:44
schestowitzJust in caseMay 25 07:44
DaemonFC 25 07:44
TechrightsTitle: 2010.1 RC - Mandriva Community Wiki .::. Size~: 61.51 KBMay 25 07:44
schestowitzI want to verify to avoid mikstakesMay 25 07:44
DaemonFCTracker is now replacing Beagle as document search engine.May 25 07:44
schestowitzDaemonFC: thanksMay 25 07:44
schestowitzwhat mono is left in it then?May 25 07:44
DaemonFCthe runtime itself and F-Spot I believeMay 25 07:45
schestowitzno tomboy/gnote?May 25 07:45
DaemonFCoh, forgot about thatMay 25 07:46
DaemonFCdoesn't say anything about getting rid of Tomboy, 2010 had itMay 25 07:46
DaemonFCBeagle uses a hell of a lot of resources thoughMay 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
DaemonFCit's not uncommon for it to sit there and take 80 MB of RAM just for itself while indexingMay 25 07:47
DaemonFCTracker usually takes more like 30May 25 07:47
DaemonFCthose little mono applets here and there gang up on you, take up way more resources than they're worthMay 25 07:48
DaemonFCTomboy takes about double the memory of GnoteMay 25 07:48
schestowitzRecoll took gigabytesMay 25 07:49
schestowitzThe indexMay 25 07:49
schestowitzNot the programMay 25 07:49
schestowitzFor my home dirMay 25 07:49
DaemonFCI have to wonder what the hell these distributions are thinking when they needlessly pile these things onMay 25 07:49
DaemonFCmakes it useless on older PCs with less than 1 GB of RAMMay 25 07:49
DaemonFCand while there are equivalent programs that use half the memory all over the placeMay 25 07:50
DaemonFCBeagle is like WinFS for LinuxMay 25 07:53
-BNtwitter/#boycottnovell-[zoobab] With multiple patents, stronger patent rights can have the perverse effect of stifling, not encouraging, innovation 25 07:55
TechrightsTitle: Fast forward >> - The H Open Source: News and Features .::. Size~: 37.78 KBMay 25 07:55
DaemonFChmmm, Indiana University isn't mirroring the RCMay 25 07:56
DaemonFCnor is PurdueMay 25 07:56
DaemonFCthose have always been the fastest mirrors for me :PMay 25 07:57
*Diablo-D3 ( has joined #boycottnovellMay 25 07:57
MinceRbeagle isn't like winfs for linux. beagle actually exists.May 25 07:57
DaemonFCMinceR: part of WinFS ended up in Windows 7May 25 07:57
DaemonFCas "libraries"May 25 07:57
DaemonFCmore irritating than helpfulMay 25 07:58
MinceRthat describes m$ products in generalMay 25 07:58
DaemonFC"You can't save here you idiot!"May 25 07:58
DaemonFC:DMay 25 07:58
-BNtwitter/#boycottnovell-[zoobab] Absolute power has corrupted the MPEG-LA absolutely 25 07:59
TechrightsTitle: Nero Files Antitrust Case Against MPEG-LA .::. Size~: 30.37 KBMay 25 07:59
DaemonFCso they end up making you scroll through C:\Users\<user name>\My Music for exampleMay 25 07:59
DaemonFCyou can't just click Music and SaveMay 25 07:59
DaemonFCso I redid it all so that the actual folders are in my favoritesMay 25 07:59
schestowitzLet me see, hold on....May 25 08:00
DaemonFCand it ends up "My Documents" "My Music" My Pictures" etc. on top of "Music" "Documents" "Pictures"May 25 08:00
DaemonFCstill aggravating and no way to turn it offMay 25 08:00

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