What are the advantages of using Shotwell? What are the disadvantages?
The specification for this decision is here: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-maverick-shotwell
Here is a video clip where we discussed Shotwell (and other apps) at the Ubuntu Developer Summit: http://ubuntudevelopers.blip.tv/file/2876109/
Essentially the choice was made upstream (by Gnome). But there are a lot of advantages:
As stated on the comment above the elimination of Mono from the default install would be a huge bonus, less occupied space, and less conspiracy theories evolving Microsoft and .Net running about.
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