Ive been an avid user of Tomboy notes for quite a while now. It helps me keep the head clean and stores passwords, analysis, lists, simple notes and whatnot for me. I love the fact that I just open it, type some & close it again without the nuisance of saving, forgetting to save, being asked to save, ..
The only thing that sometimes bothered me, was seeing a .exe in my process list (due to tomboy being built on .net Mono technology)
I’m glad to say that that minor annoyance has now been solved 🙂 Some poor bored soul on the interweb decided to make a C port and ensuingly released GNote 🙂 More info on the GNote project can be found on his blog!
I would however like to make a point here..
Its a pitty the Mono people always get such a rant going when someone decides to move away from it for whatever reason. Linux is about choice, but not using Mono doesnt appear to be a valid choice for those people..(cfr posts guy, gNote release blog posts, ..) I can understand being pro Mono, I can understand seeing the positive side, but I really dont get why everyone makes such a fuss about it? Yes its a nice, valid technology. Yes, its a great project. Yes, you ll probably use Microsoft copyrighted material. Yes, you ll have to trust MS on that. Yes, you (most likely) have no idea about how close Novel & MS Actually are! Ive seen all these points agreed on by both pro & contra evangelists yet in the end, it always turns Nasty!
Choosing for GNote is in no way an insult to Tomboy. In the contrary! In a perfect world, I would like the tomboy people to embrace the port and integrate the port into the usual releases; leaving people the alternative to use mono or the plain C version.
Everyone bitching on the new version blog posts.. Someone deeming a project worth converting (yes, away from the Holy Mono) is quite the complement to the quality of the software. Both in concept as in execution.
So yeah, I dont get the negativity around the wonderfull GNote initiative 🙂 And I’m using GNote Right Now! 🙂