Ubuntu Hoary, Tomboy and F-spot

I upgraded to Ubuntu Hoary, which is the next release, coming out sometime in May 2005. It is bleeding edge software under development for the most, but from my experience using it on the work desktop, I know it to be pretty stable. No problems so far, with anything critical. I guess I can take any problems it throws at me.

The reason for the upgrade was so that I can use Tomboy and F-spot, or at least try them out.

Tomboy is a desktop-note taking app, which I already find mighty useful, after 2 days of using it. An icon (Tintin) sits on my taskbar, and pops up an easy to use list of notes, and a link to Recent Changes. I can link to other notes from a note, so it really is a small note-taking wiki, which is el neato.

tomboy screenshot

F-spot is for managing photos, you can tag snaps and export them to Flickr, or your own gallery. The gallery export feature did not work for me, and since it is a product currently being developed, there isn’t too much documentation or details at the website. It’s not complete by any means, but it interesting nevertheless. I need a way to organize all the photos I have on my computer. A lot of the more recent snaps never made it to my gallery, really, and I have been postponing the upload until after I have organized the pics locally. Why, oh why, is organizing such a chore?

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8 Responses to Ubuntu Hoary, Tomboy and F-spot

  1. hpnadig says:

    I tried installing tomboy. Looks like an interesting app. by description. But somehow I ran into a lot of problems installing all the dependencies. Maybe some other time :)

  2. Thanks a lot for mentioning these apps! Very useful :)

  3. admin says:

    You’re welcome Brian.

    hpnadig, maybe you should try a distro with better dependency-management? 😉

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  5. Thor says:

    I was using Ubuntu “Warty Warthog” on my laptop for quite a while, but for some… really stupid reason that I don’t even remember now I reverted back to Win98SE on it. I’m ready to put Ubuntu back on it now, but I’d love to be able to do it with Hoary. I’m not a developer, but can you tell me if there is any way I can get access to a pre-release so I don’t have to wait? I’m looking over the Ubuntu web site, but not finding anything. ‘Course, I have trouble seeing straight today anyway; not enough sleep.

  6. admin says:

    Install using Warty, change “warty”s in the sources.list (maybe using synaptic) repositories to “hoary”s and do a update+dist-upgrade!

  7. Thor says:

    Thank you! I began last night with the “Warty” install, then completed the upgrade to “Hoary” just a little while ago.

  8. I’ve been wanting to checkout Tomboy ever since I heard about it a couple of weeks ago. Before moving back to Gentoo as my primary OS I was starting to use Microsoft’s OneNote for many of my classes. I remember even using OneNote at Defcon last year. I was having issues in Gentoo with properly unmasking all of the dependencies. Anyways I will be sure to give it another try.