Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 18:25 UTC
Debian and its clones Well, this is interesting. We already have a Mono item ruffling some feathers on OSNews today, but here we have the apparent news that Tomboy has become a default part of GNOME on Squeeze, the next release of Debian. Wait, what now? Update: I've updated the article with Fedora's position in all this. Read on! Update II: Josselin Mouette replies.
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Really?
by anythinggoes on Fri 12th Jun 2009 20:19 UTC
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2008-07-01

Well, if Tomboy is worth over 50Mb in the first cd then i want emacs there too, at around 70Mb the gtk version packs several mail and news readers, chat clients, file manager, image and document viewers, media players not to mention the editing and programming facilities, oh and it also has org-mode that beats the willies out of Tomboy, not to mention that it integrates with everything from calendar and address managers to web pages and files on disk. I don't mind a small app that i don't use like Gnote to be dragged in by Gnome automatically but I'll change to XFCE before i let some useless gadget install a complete virtual machine i don't like and don't use on my machines. What's next? Auto install a Fortran compiler so the calculator will work?

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RE: Really?
by Vanders on Fri 12th Jun 2009 23:36 in reply to "Really?"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

I think the most telling quote is this, by Josselin Mouette:

As Jo explained, we don’t even give a shit of what Mono is, it just happens to be a dependency for Tomboy.


Brilliant. The attitude appears to be "We'll just package any old crap and it's dependency tree, no matter how big, how much duplication it may cause, the space it may take up and the added complexity it will bring."

Amazing. It's like watching someone build a bookcase out of mashed potatoes.

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RE[2]: Really?
by Soulbender on Sat 13th Jun 2009 09:12 in reply to "RE: Really?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Obviously they don't think Tomboy is just "any old crap".

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