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Gnote replaces Tomboy for Fedora 12

A while back when I saw Hub announcing Gnote on April first, it just seemed like one of those jokes but with a predictable weekly release schedule, this application has now improved in leaps and bounds. One of the great things of being involved in Fedora is that you can watch applications and technologies grow from a nascent immature but promising state to something that everybody is in awe about. Gnote is no different. When I first imported Gnote 0.1 into Fedora, it did the basics but had no plugins, no documentation and crashed now and then. Since then, almost every Wednesday there is a new release with a Fedora build that I pushed in soon after. While there is still some room for improvements, Gnote now is in a fairly good shape. I use it on a day to day basis to jot down thoughts for the day and some quick notes and it is working remarkably well.

It is great to see that Gnote will be the default for Fedora 12 replacing Tomboy including in the Live CD which hasn’t had a note taking app by default for the past couple of releases. Thanks to Hub for dealing with my bug reports and fixing them quickly. I have added some release notes for Fedora 12 Alpha release ahead of time. Btw, Fedora 11 is shaping up to be a good release. Have a blast.


Written by mether

June 2, 2009 at 9:42 pm

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  1. we are no longer on a weekly release schedule. I’m trying to work on other stuff too 🙂

    but it is steadily going forward.


    June 3, 2009 at 3:20 am

    • it reached a certain level of maturity (it does everything i used Tomboy for) so, yes, is natural to have the releases slowed down a bit. thanks hub!


      June 3, 2009 at 7:20 am

  2. cp cp -r?

    Is cp by default aliased to something special in fedora? How might this work, since I presume ~/.tomboy and ~/.gnote are directories? From the release notes:

    “cp .tomboy .gnote”


    June 3, 2009 at 4:39 pm

  3. gnote rocks

    I love gnote! I tried it and was just blown away! Thank you very, very much for making it and also for packaging it for Fedora.


    June 3, 2009 at 6:58 pm

  4. symbol lookup error

    On Fedora 11 it works like a charm, but on F10 I get this:

    $ gnote
    gnote: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: cbi_reportFile


    June 4, 2009 at 8:09 am

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