Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Sep 2007 18:40 UTC
Gnome Ars has reviewed GNOME 2.20. "GNOME 2.20 was officially released last week after six months of development. The new version includes strong incremental improvements that contribute to a better user experience and provide more flexibility and integration opportunities for third-party software developers."
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RE: Mono required
by Finalzone on Tue 25th Sep 2007 20:12 UTC in reply to "Mono required"
Finalzone
Member since:
2005-07-06

False, Gnome does not depend on Mono which can be easily removed. Only applications like Beagle, Fspot, Tomboy, Banshee require it. On Fedora you can do
yum remove mono and Debian/Ubuntu, apt-get remove Mono* (Thanks Apoclypse) to get Gnome running without Mono at all.

* Wrote the right apt-get command

Edited 2007-09-25 20:23

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RE[2]: Mono required
by apoclypse on Tue 25th Sep 2007 20:19 in reply to "RE: Mono required"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

It's apt-get remove mono*

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RE[3]: Mono required
by tyrione on Wed 26th Sep 2007 10:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Mono required"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

to be anal:

$sudo apt-get purge mono

purge is identical to remove except that packages are removed and purged.

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RE[2]: Mono required
by Matzon on Tue 25th Sep 2007 21:30 in reply to "RE: Mono required"
Matzon Member since:
2005-07-06

False, Gnome does not depend on Mono

afaik, Gnome includes Tomboy by default since 2.16, thereby requiring Mono to install.
That I can remove it afterwards, doesn't change the fact that it initially depends on it.

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RE[2]: Mono required
by wakeupneo on Wed 26th Sep 2007 06:14 in reply to "RE: Mono required"
wakeupneo Member since:
2005-07-06

"Only applications like Beagle, Fspot, Tomboy, Banshee require it."

...and as time goes by, more and more "Gnome" applications will be using mono, so simply removing it won't leave much in the way of functionality will it?

I feel about as much at ease with any MS tech being in Gnome as I do with a single ebola strand inhabiting my sandwich. Initially it all seems quite harmless...but oh my, doesn't it turn nasty later on...

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