Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jan 2007 15:11 UTC, submitted by Torsten Rahn
Benchmarks "A number of search engines are available for the Gnome and KDE desktop environments, many based around the open source Lucene search engine. It would be tremendous if we could adopt one of these search engines for the Gnome platform, so we can provide the type of integrated search experience for our users that they really need, irrespective of which distort they are using. So to help in this assessment we have carried out a comparison of four different Unix based indexers [.pdf]."
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RE: not perfect but still nice
by situation on Thu 18th Jan 2007 17:04 UTC in reply to "not perfect but still nice"
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I imagine most users would run Beagle as 'nice -n 19 beagle' or the like, so the kernel pushes the priority down and workflow isn't interrupted.

Still a big fan of slocate, personally. Can force an update when I want (which can take under 10 minutes, if you have updated recently and are on a relatively new computer). The results are in a simple list format, etc. Not as advanced or user friendly, but it's nice to have a simple version of a desktop indexer available still.

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