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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RE: Really?
by Vanders on Fri 12th Jun 2009 23:36 UTC in reply to "Really?"
Vanders
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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?"
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2005-08-18

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

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RE[3]: Really?
by Vanders on Sat 13th Jun 2009 10:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Really?"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Which is even more mind-boggling. Tomboy is a note-taking application. Including that in the default install is not going to set the world alight.

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