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    Default What is recommended desktop search in openSUSE 11.4 after Beagle is gone

    Hi
    I have openSUSE 11.4 64 bit + KDE standard.

    I notice Beagle is no longer available as standard Desktop search engine. What do I use now I wonder?

    I see that Nepomuk/Strigi indexing engine is installed and I have set it running and have configured it for my preferences. But there is no GUI front end that I can find. What am I missing?

    A fall back position is the Google Desktop search application (Google supply an RPM for openSUSE x86-64). What do you think of it if I can't find a front end for Nepomuk? Or even if I can find a front end, which is better?

    (PS: DD don't suggest the beta forum, it's already release day in a few hours, OK?)

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    Default Re: What is recommended desktop search in openSUSE 11.4 after Beagle is gone

    Thought Nepomuk/Strigi was integrated with Dolphin.

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    Default Re: What is recommended desktop search in openSUSE 11.4 after Beagleis gone

    On 03/09/2011 10:36 PM, gogalthorp wrote:
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    > Thought Nepomuk/Strigi was integrated with Dolphin.



    i think you are right....to use what used to be that disk killing
    hound dog, you just pop open dolphin, hit ctrl+f and use its built in
    'find'..

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    Default Re: What is recommended desktop search in openSUSE 11.4 after Beagleis gone

    So it is -- thanks guys. It's not as good as beagle at the moment but maybe it needs 24 hours or so to index the content.

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    Default Re: What is recommended desktop search in openSUSE 11.4 after Beagleis gone

    On 2011-03-09 22:45, DenverD wrote:
    > On 03/09/2011 10:36 PM, gogalthorp wrote:
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    >> Thought Nepomuk/Strigi was integrated with Dolphin.

    >
    >
    > i think you are right....to use what used to be that disk killing
    > hound dog, you just pop open dolphin, hit ctrl+f and use its built in
    > 'find'..


    And in gnome? What do we use instead of beagle?

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    i have never gotten onboard with nepomuk/strigi/virtuoso/redland/dolphin scene.... it was not functional in the beginning and i could not find a comfort level that made me accept using it. One of my biggest concerns was disabling it in the system tray "didn't", stealing cpu cycles during times that i was not expecting (ie burning disks, big i/o operations, etc).

    granted my needs for full text indexing are very very small, that said, kio-locate (nobel prize for that guy) and rekoll w/kio.

    no idea if the same intergration is possible for rekoll in gnome.

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    Default Re: What is recommended desktop search in openSUSE 11.4 after Beagleis gone

    On Thu, 10 Mar 2011 03:06:03 +0530, swerdna
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    > A fall back position is the Google Desktop search application (Google
    > supply an RPM for openSUSE x86-64). What do you think of it if I can't
    > find a front end for Nepomuk? Or even if I can find a front end, which
    > is better?


    during 11.3 i had google desktop search installed and was quite happy with
    it. doesn't take up too many resources, but therefore takes a while to
    index everything, which includes your gmail account, if you want it to.
    big advantage over strigi/nepomuk at the moment is that google supplies
    some context with the search results, so you know what it is you found.

    in the end i found myself using google search less and less, as nepomuk in
    dolphin became more reliable. haven't installed google desktop under 11.4
    yet, but i might, if nepomuk front end dev. doesn't pick up some speed
    soon.

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    Default Re: What is recommended desktop search in openSUSE 11.4 after Beagleis gone

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2011-03-09 22:45, DenverD wrote:
    > On 03/09/2011 10:36 PM, gogalthorp wrote:
    >>
    >> Thought Nepomuk/Strigi was integrated with Dolphin.

    >
    >
    > i think you are right....to use what used to be that disk killing
    > hound dog, you just pop open dolphin, hit ctrl+f and use its built in
    > 'find'..


    And in gnome? What do we use instead of beagle?

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    Default Re: What is recommended desktop search in openSUSE 11.4 after Beagleis gone

    On 03/09/2011 10:36 PM, swerdna wrote:
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    > (PS: DD don't suggest the beta forum, it's already release day in a few
    > hours, OK?)


    ok, but i will suggest (if you have not already) to give locate a try..

    just open YaST > Software Management, search on 'locate' and install
    "findutils-locate"

    it is a CLI tool fast as lightening! (once the database is
    populated--which happens automatically (via an automatically set up
    cron) once each 24 hours and you won't probably notice when it does)

    if you don't wanna wait 24 hours to try it out, just become root in a
    terminal (never forget the -) and enter

    Code:
    updatedb
    the down side is, if you wanna find something you know you _just_
    stored SOMEwhere, then you either have to wait for the cron to run OR
    update the db manually..

    i see there is a kde interface (listed in YaST), but i've not tried it..

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    Default Re: What is recommended desktop search in openSUSE 11.4 after Beagleis gone

    If you use KDE and strigi doen't cut it for you try Recoll - the gui is KDE4 (with 2 views - list and table) and an available kio and krunner (seperate dev). The resources used are minimal and the project is well supported and enhancements are ongoing.

    If you Google for desktop search tool comparisons you'll find this is a pretty good choice (best even?)
    6 of the best desktop search tools for Linux | News | TechRadar UK
    The best Linux desktop search tools | TuxRadar Linux
    Comparison of desktop search software - Wikinfo
    Choosing an Open Source Desktop Search Tool: Part 3
    openSUSE 13.1 x64, KDE 4.11.x, pretty current proprietary Nvidia drivers (self-compiled)

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