Perhaps I didn't explain myself well, but I didn't request anything about
more applications being added to the default selection. In all honesty,
I think it's bloated enough.
So if you want to go and make decisions on behalf of the project, please
carry them yourself. Don't point to this bug as the rationale for them.
The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."
The fact that there is a C++ alternative available makes it realistic to
install tomboy or gnote as part of the default installation. Previously
this was not possible because tomboy was too big for some of the
installation media, and as you explained the lack of availability on
So yes, this bug is clearly a good rationale for installing tomboy with
gnome; this would have been the case earlier if we had found a way.
.''`. Josselin Mouette
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`. `' “I recommend you to learn English in hope that you in
`- future understand things” -- Jörg Schilling
Ah, ok. So I assume things changed radically since you wrote this:
On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 11:04:18AM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le lundi 02 juin 2008 à 14:10 -0400, Joey Hess a écrit :
> > > * tomboy: very nice app, but controversial since it brings the
> > > full Mono stack, so we don't make it part of
> > > gnome-desktop-environment.
> > I doubt that the size of its dep chain (~50 mb) makes it worthwhile to
> > add it to our task.
> Yeah, that's what I feared. I hope someone rewrites it in Vala some day...
But I didn't hear in what way. Is there something I missed?
No, nothing has changed. The difference is that the d-i people have the
possibility to force gnote instead of tomboy for installation media
where 50 MB make a big difference.
It's strange, I don't see any of this mentioned in that conversation...
The only reason why tomboy isn’t suitable for the default installed that
is mentioned in that conversation is the size of its dependency tree.
Not your little political agenda.
Right. So has any of this changed drastically in the last few months,
or is it just that size is no longer an issue for Debian installs?
And in the latter case, is there an archived discussion about this, or
did you just decide that on your own?
I wonder why I care to explain things to you, since you obviously don’t
even try to understand them.
Please go trolling elsewhere. The BTS is a place to report bugs, and
this bug is fixed in the SVN. It is not a place for expressing your
religious views about Mono in twisted ways.
Joss, my religion (or rather, my POV WRT religion: agnosticism) has nothing
to do with Mono or with Debian.
Anyway, the only reason we're having this conversation is I sent a
disclaimer message to this bug, so that people reading it don't
mistakenly blame me for your decisions, that's all.