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    Arrow Mono ditched in Ubuntu 12.04

    Banshee will be replaced by Rythmbox (again), and Tomboy will be removed. Since those were the only applications in the default installation that uses Mono, this mean the Mono framework will likewise be dropped.

    Banshee, Tomboy And Mono Dropped from Ubuntu 12.04 CD
    The news was confirmed during the wrap-up session of the Ubuntu Developer Summit.

    But Banshee is not the only removal: note-taking application Tomboy is also to be removed from the default application set on the CD.

    Both applications will remain easily installable from the Ubuntu Software Centre for those who prefer to use them.

    Tomboy and Banshee both relied on the ‘mono’ framework. As this is no longer needed “out of the box”, it too will be removed form the default CD.
    Of course it is all available from the repositories.
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    Re: Mono ditched in Ubuntu 12.04

    As much as I don't mind Banshee and Tomboy, Mono is a pretty hefty dependency. While it may not be that big of a deal on a hard drive these days, it's another story altogether when we're talking about a 700 MB CD. With that much more space freed up, more options for the live CD would be opened up. They could put GIMP back in. They could add OpenShot or maybe the rest of LibreOffice.

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    Re: Mono ditched in Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by thenixedreport View Post
    As much as I don't mind Banshee and Tomboy, Mono is a pretty hefty dependency. While it may not be that big of a deal on a hard drive these days, it's another story altogether when we're talking about a 700 MB CD. With that much more space freed up, more options for the live CD would be opened up. They could put GIMP back in. They could add OpenShot or maybe the rest of LibreOffice.
    yeay its really "hefty", its pretty much the same as python:
    Code:
    apt-get install mono-runtime
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      libmono-corlib4.0-cil libmono-security4.0-cil libmono-system-configuration4.0-cil
      libmono-system-security4.0-cil libmono-system-xml4.0-cil libmono-system4.0-cil mono-4.0-gac
      mono-gac mono-runtime
    Need to get 3957 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 11.5 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    maybe 10mb for all extras you need for banshee + tomboy + gbrainy

    I don't really get this descision, how has rhythmbox improved since it was removed?
    its still as unmaintained as ever to my knowledge.
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    Re: Mono ditched in Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by thenixedreport View Post
    As much as I don't mind Banshee and Tomboy, Mono is a pretty hefty dependency. While it may not be that big of a deal on a hard drive these days, it's another story altogether when we're talking about a 700 MB CD. With that much more space freed up, more options for the live CD would be opened up. They could put GIMP back in. They could add OpenShot or maybe the rest of LibreOffice.
    They increased the ISO size by 50 MB:
    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/11/u...e-to-be-750mb/
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    Re: Mono ditched in Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by cgroza View Post
    They increased the ISO size by 50 MB:
    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/11/u...e-to-be-750mb/
    I thought an 80 minute cd only held 700mb?

    There goes a waste of a dvd Guess I'll be putting it on a usb drive instead.
    Last edited by CharlesA; November 5th, 2011 at 04:16 PM. Reason: moar sarscam
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    Re: Mono ditched in Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by cgroza View Post
    They increased the ISO size by 50 MB:
    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/11/u...e-to-be-750mb/
    Ouch...

    See ya, blank DVDs.

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    Re: Mono ditched in Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by IWantFroyo View Post
    Ouch...

    See ya, blank DVDs.
    Yep. I don't use cds or dvds all that much anymore, but I use an Ubuntu cd at work for data recovery and whatnot and some of the machines don't have dvd drives.

    Guess I will be looking into a leaner distro for that, or just stick with 10.04.
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    Re: Mono ditched in Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Yep. I don't use cds or dvds all that much anymore, but I use an Ubuntu cd at work for data recovery and whatnot and some of the machines don't have dvd drives.

    Guess I will be looking into a leaner distro for that, or just stick with 10.04.
    I tend to use DVDs because I like testing non-Ubuntu distros. It's much easier to burn an ISO file than wait for something like UNetBootin to be updated (is it even in development anymore?).

    Same here. My machines run Ubuntu Lucid or Debian Squeeze. I'm not sure if I'll end up updating them.

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    Re: Mono ditched in Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by IWantFroyo View Post
    Same here. My machines run Ubuntu Lucid or Debian Squeeze. I'm not sure if I'll end up updating them.
    Same here, my main server is running Lucid and I've got a couple desktop installs of Lucid bouncing around.

    I wonder if the server cd will be smaller then the desktop cd - it should be but I suppose time will tell.
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