Re: Is beagle completely dead now?

On Sun, 2011-02-13 at 17:55 -0500, Joe Shaw wrote: 
> On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 4:44 PM, guido iodice <guido iodice gmail com> wrote:
> > It is very sad that mono folks are so committed with applications like
> > f-spot or banshee, that have many good alternatives, or on mono-mac,
> > mono-iOS, mono-android mono-whatyouwant, while Beagle died.
> I can't really blame them.  The GNOME landscape is (or at least, was)
> *so hostile* toward Mono apps that I am surprised that Banshee or
> F-Spot survived, frankly.


F-Spot did recently get kicked-to-the-curb as default-photo-editor; and
by a less powerful and less mature alternative.  

Both F-Spot and Banshee are absolutely top-notch applications.  Don't
forget Tomboy as well, which seems to be surviving.

> A major reason why I gave up on Beagle and
> the whole Linux desktop itself was due to this attitude.  I guess the
> developers of those apps are more thick skinned or resilient than I
> was?  I don't know.

Time is also probably a factor, Beagle was AFAIK really the first
desktop Mono application of any note.  It was also ahead of its time as
a concept [I recall no shortage of long rambling posts about how it was
useless anyway].

> On the other hand, Mono on iOS, Android, etc. have all been warmly
> welcomed by the communities that adopt them -- and they have much
> larger user bases to boot.  Why wouldn't they target them?

They are proprietary platforms - so the zealots probably aren't as into
'defending' them.

> > In the past I appreciate beaglefs that could be the first step of a
> > next generation database-based filesystem. Now I use mono to cut my
> > photos.
> Thanks.  It was a lot of fun to work on over the years.

And very useful.

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