What are the advantages of using Shotwell? What are the disadvantages?
The specification for this decision is here
Here (Sorry, this show has been removed from Blip.) is a video clip where we discussed Shotwell (and other apps) at the Ubuntu Developer Summit.
Essentially the choice was made upstream (by Gnome). But there are a lot of advantages:
- No Mono
- It's lightweight and crash free
- Better integrated with the Gnome Desktop
- It has support for the RAW format
- Some basic editing capabilities
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.