The Grumpy Editor's guide to note-taking applications
Posted Feb 22, 2007 17:56 UTC (Thu) by moxfyre
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I really don't understand why Gnome switched from the old "Sticky Notes" applet (written in C, not bloated) to Tomboy (Mono-based, severely bloated).
I, for one, have simply refused to switch. Ubuntu and Debian still include the old "Sticky Notes" applet in the gnome-applets package. The old Gnome Sticky Notes has the basic features I need, and none of the bloat. I'd encourage those looking for a lightweight Gnome solution to use the old applet instead.
It mystifies me why Gnome chose a Mono-based program for one of the desktop applets. Needlessly wasteful, in my opinion.
For wiki notetaking features, I prefer Newton Desktop Wiki (http://newton.sourceforge.net/) which is written in Python. Snappy and lightweight, could be easily transformed into a sticky notes application.
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