> * tomboy doesn't have any feature that zim hasn't (ok, it has one: you
> can choose text size)
>

In the name of semantics I do prefer the Zim approach, but I can
understand how less technical users might prefer a word-processor
approach. This is something to thing about.


> * zim has a lot of useful features that tomboy hasn't (subfolders,
> backlinks, an equation editor, a calendar, a TODO list, embedded images,
> screen captures, version control)
>

I will try to mention those on Tomboy discussions, of which there are many.


> * however, tomboy works right out of the box, while the first screen of
> zim, asking to configure a notebook, requires some thinking. It's not
> easy to understand what's the Domuent Root, or how you want to use the
> notebooks before yuou know what the application is for. Some casual
> users might decide not to try the application. However, once the first
> notebook is working, anyone can learn most of zim without reading a
> manual. I'd even say it's easier than tomboy, because the toolbar has
> more of the good staff.
>

I will file a bug on this. Is there any technical reason why Zim
cannot chose good defaults and let the user override them in the
preferences afterwards? Even if files have to be moved, that can be
handled within Zim (or not, as Jaap insists on using non-hidden files
in the interest of letting the user manipulate them with his file
manager).

-- 
Dotan Cohen

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