On 7/30/06, Jamie McCracken <jamiemcc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You cant remove mono if ubuntu-desktop depends on it - it becomes
compulsory for everyone regardless of whether they actually run any mono
I use mono apps on my desktop (2GB Ram) but have found most of them too
much for my notepad (256MB RAM). F-spot in particular can take close to
100MB when importing a modest no of photos and is therefore unsuitable
for my notepad.
Gthumb might not have all the bells and whistles but it is sufficient
for my notepad. I would hope Ubuntu respects lower memory machines by
not forcing users to use bigger bloated apps in place of more efficient
native ones. Is it unreasonable to give us a choice at the desktop level
without making mono or its apps compulsory?
(I guess this will be a dilemma - do you design ubuntu to run on as many
machines as possible which means making some of the bigger cooler apps
optional or do you cater only for the high end by shipping only the best
apps regardless of their size or resource consumption?)
I can certainly relate to this. I am the kind of person that prefers
running the less memory-intensive applications when using my laptop.
To me, it seems silly to use these mono applications that not everyone
uses when there are other options available. Another problem with
having mono in ubuntu-desktop is that that means that while removing
ubuntu-desktop will work, it makes upgrading to the next release
involve re-adding ubuntu-desktop (if following the instructions to the
letter), which in turn requires downloading yet more software that may
not be necessary and will just have to be uninstalled again later.
Just my two cents,
(p.s., sorry for you getting this message twice, Jamie... I hate gmail at times)
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