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    Default Re: How useful do you find Beagle?

    P.S., I find it a bit absurd that someone who removes beagle directly after installing openSUSE 'doesn't miss it once'...

    If you don't use a program, you cannot have a well-based opinion of it.

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    I agree, Beagle is nothing but a nuisance. I remove it before the first boot because it immediately starts it evil nonsense that has caused me many re-installs!

    Also that bloody nepomuk thing, I have no idea what it does, but it also catalogues and slows the system down. A Beagle replacement perhaps?

    I just don't understand all this "context searching" nonsense, if I want to find a file I can simply use the find command.

    Any text or picture file I might want is either somewhere in my home folder or on my external drive, I organise my files so I know what is where, hence I rarely need to use any search apps.

    Maybe these things are for sloppy, messy, lazy people who place files randomly on their systems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by growbag View Post
    I agree, Beagle is nothing but a nuisance. I remove it before the first boot because it immediately starts it evil nonsense that has caused me many re-installs!

    Also that bloody nepomuk thing, I have no idea what it does, but it also catalogues and slows the system down. A Beagle replacement perhaps?

    I just don't understand all this "context searching" nonsense, if I want to find a file I can simply use the find command.

    Any text or picture file I might want is either somewhere in my home folder or on my external drive, I organise my files so I know what is where, hence I rarely need to use any search apps.

    Maybe these things are for sloppy, messy, lazy people who place files randomly on their systems?
    I think you miss the point that beagle can search by interior keyword, which is different from searching by filename.

    Conceptually it's a very powerful idea IMHO. The idea is a stand-out winner for microsoft (and lately for Google too). But I just don't like the way beagle seems to force priority control over the resources rather than operating with a priority level that allows me to continue working while beagle is working.

    No one here seems to be saying a search facility is a poor idea (except perhaps you are? Maybe?). I think that they are saying there's a problem with beagle's priority control of resources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    But I just don't like the way beagle seems to force priority control over the resources rather than operating with a priority level that allows me to continue working while beagle is working.
    I think it shows that you have uninstalled beagle directly after opensuse installation for the last couple of releases...

    Because it isn't true anymore.

    You cannot question the current status of a software based upon experience more than a year old - or no experience at all, like growbag here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eet View Post
    I think it shows that you have uninstalled beagle directly after opensuse installation for the last couple of releases...

    Because it isn't true anymore.

    You cannot question the current status of a software based upon experience more than a year old - or no experience at all, like growbag here.
    But when a software (like a person) discredited itself, it is very difficult to gain trust again. And I, for myself, am not going to test beagle each and every (sub)release to see if it bettered its life, as am not realy missing the functionality.

    But a thread like this is nice in that it might lead to ome people testing it (again).
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    On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 13:06:01 +0000, swerdna wrote:

    > I think you miss the point that beagle can search by interior keyword,
    > which is different from searching by filename.


    Absolutely. I find it useful on occasion (for example, if I know someone
    told me something in an IM conversation but I can't remember the details).

    I think the resource hogging problems/memory leaks aren't so much a
    problem with Beagle itself as with Mono. I find that Mono apps in
    general tend to be resource hogs and are plagued by memory leaks.

    I use iFolder quite a bit, for example - I depend on it. But I do have
    to restart it periodically because it leaks memory all over the place,
    and occasionally when it's working on a sizable directory, it spikes
    utilization.

    Zypper on 10.x also was plagued by the same problems; also written in
    Mono.

    It even seems that Evolution uses mono for some things, and I've had
    performance problems with it as well.

    I still consider Mono to be at a technology preview state, and I wish the
    developers of major system apps wouldn't use something in the state that
    Mono is in as their development language. Rug (on 10.x, which preceded
    zypper) was *rewritten* in Mono. It was a perfectly serviceable app
    before then.

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    On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 14:16:01 +0000, eet wrote:

    > opensuse installation for the last couple of releases...
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    > Because it isn't true anymore.


    Sorry, but it is. I'm running 11.0 and Beagle still hogs resources. Not
    as badly as in earlier releases, but it still does this.

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    Yes, I often don't get the point, that's how I am .

    But it really doesn't matter if it has been improved, because when I perform a clean install of opensuse 11.1, it runs on first boot and screws things up.

    It has a problem with reiserFS, that can only be fixed with updates, and I am not lucky enough to have network running during install to have the updates automatically brought in, hence it messes things up.

    And I want to use reiserFS so there!

    Plus it's normal human behaviour to believe that once you've had a bad experience, you are wary the next time.

    I learnt this at an early age, as I was 3 years old I would put my finger on the live heating elements of our cooker (back then they were like toasters, bare live 240volt/30 amp wires!).

    I would run away crying, then go back and do it again 5 minutes later.

    This will probably explain a lot of things about my personality .

    Plus anyway I do not need a file search tool, so for me it's a complete waste of time and a nuisance .

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    On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 16:16:01 +0000, growbag wrote:

    > Plus anyway I do not need a file search tool, so for me it's a complete
    > waste of time and a nuisance .


    You just don't have enough files. ;-)

    I've got a very structured filesystem in my home directory - but just
    tons and tons of documents that I need for various purposes.

    I often resort to grep -r and find, but even then I find that when it
    does work fine, Beagle generally helps me more than it hurts.

    But I don't constantly use it either, and I do often kill it when I see
    it misbehaving.

    Jim

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    [QUOTE=hendersj;1964456]On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 13:06:01 +0000, swerdna wrote:
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    Zypper on 10.x also was plagued by the same problems; also written in
    Mono.

    It even seems that Evolution uses mono for some things, and I've had
    performance problems with it as well.
    /QUOTE]Zypper never was written in Mono. Neither is or was Evolution.

    Please inform yourself before making claims.

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