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Re: Making beagle optional



On 5/15/07, Jens Knutson <jensk maps gmail com> wrote:
On Mon, 2007-05-14 at 16:59 -0400, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On 5/14/07, Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com> wrote:
> > I just commited a change to comps which makes beagle optional instead of
> > installed by default. The idea with beagle (and tracker) is nice, but
> > bugs keep on showing up causing the search daemon to use a lot of cpu
> > and/or memory, and this makes the default install look pretty bad.
> >
> > This is somewhat of a feature regression in the default install, but at
> > this point we just don't have the manpower to make it work 100%. But if
> > people want it its still there, and eventually it'll be good enought to
> > turn on by default without affecting the general distro quality.
>
> Thank you my good sir. I hated that thing.

I'm personally really disappointed that Beagle's no longer in the
default install.  This isn't to rag on Alex, or to even disagree with
him - if it's causing bugs like this, then I understand why this had to
be done, at least for now.  But Beagle's a great tool - I use it
*daily*, and while it's no problem for me to simply add it back into my
package set, it's too bad that new users won't have Beagle's great
features out of the box.

I hope that this can be re-evaluated for F8!

 - Jens Knutson

(Preemptive note to Tracker fanboys: I tried Tracker for a few days and
disabled Beagle.  At the end of my testing, I very happily re-enabled
Beagle and removed Tracker completely - Tracker's not a /fraction/ as
useful, Beagle doesn't use much CPU on my system, and RAM usage is
hardly a concern - memory is CHEAP.)

I must say that I agree with Jen 100%

I use beagle and firefox beagle plugin all the time and they are real
life savers! I can't imagine my deskop without beagle and deskbar!

I also tried tracked and wasn't impressed.

Please make beagle and deskbar default on for Fedora 7!

There are a lot of new users who would really benefit from these functions.

Is there maybe an option to whip beagle into shape and not to use 100% of cpu?

Is there no other way? Is disabling it really the only option?

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