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    Default Re: How useful do you find Beagle?

    On Sun, 12 Apr 2009 11:06:01 +0000, phocean wrote:

    > Oh yeah, we just missed the Mono troll here. Done. Pathetic.


    Um, no, most people who have used Beagle have experienced poor
    performance in it and in other apps (I like Beagle myself, but I have to
    shoot it every once in a while because it gets confused by something it
    sees on my system and starts consuming massive amounts of memory and CPU).

    Similarly, the updater rewritten in Mono also had problems. So much so
    it was re-re-written because it's kinda an important part of the system.

    Mono is well documented to have performance problems. Not as bad as they
    used to be.

    See, just because you disagree with someone doesn't make the person
    you're disagreeing with a troll.

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    Couldn't agree more with previous post. This killer app can murder the performance. Got rid of it on 11.1 and had too many useless results on previous releases. Perhaps I don't know how to use it successfully, but please don't install it by default.

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    Default Re: How useful do you find Beagle?

    Well said hendrsj.

    If Beagle was written in something that didn't make me laugh it might actually be useful.
    Agree entirely. Sure the developers could insist on staying with mono, but I would like to this (potentially useful) app rewritten from the ground up in something sensible like C or C++...

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    While I usually don't participate in such discussions because of time constraints, I will make an exception now.

    Being responsible for some companies SUSE based KDE3 desktop (really), my users would love to use a desktop search engine like Beagle, but the most important part of such a tool is overcoming application borders, e.g. usually business communication is scattered over different media (local folders, shared folders, imap server) in several sane (open document) and silly formats (ms from/being email attachments).

    As long as a desktop search engine isn't able to cope with such a (usual) environment, it simply doesn't cut it.

    And no, copying imap folders around isn't a valid solution to the problem.

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    Default Re: How useful do you find Beagle?

    You put the real-world user requirement very well. They want a Bloodhound not a Beagle!

    The Bloodhound must run like a Greyhound...

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    Default Re: How useful do you find Beagle?

    about as useful as windows 3.1
    Desktop| opensuse11.3| Core2Q Q9450 | nVidia GeForce 8800 GT
    Server| Arch | mythtv 024 | Core2D E7500| nVidia GT210
    HTPC| opensuse11.3 | mythtv 024| Atom 330 | ASUS AT3IONT-I Deluxe | nVidia ION
    Laptop| System76 | opensuse11.3| Core2D P8600 | nVidia 9300M

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    Given all the complaints its a surprise it's still enabled by default.

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    Default Re: How useful do you find Beagle?

    On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 08:46:01 +0000, jengelh wrote:

    > Given all the complaints its a surprise it's still enabled by default.


    Important to remember that while you might see hundreds of complaints,
    there may be thousands for whom it works just fine (or who don't know any
    better, arguably). Making decisions based on complaints alone doesn't
    generally work, because the happy people generally don't take time to pop
    in (especially to a forum) and say "Hey, just wanted to say everything is
    working perfectly!".

    Jim

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    Default Re: How useful do you find Beagle?

    I've been watching all these posts and decided to give Beagle another go. It was uninstalled so I reinstalled it a few days ago. So far, after the initial indexing was finished, it's behaving very well.
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