Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Apr 2007 21:56 UTC, submitted by suka
Novell and Ximian "Nat Friedman has been one of the driving forces behind the development of the Linux desktop for a few year now. First with his own company Ximian, founded together with Mono chief architect Miguel de Icaza, after its acquisition now inside Novell. A few months ago he has been named 'Technologist of the Year' by the VarBusiness magazine for his work around the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Since then he has been promoted to Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Open Source, besides the desktop he is also overseeing Novells server business now. During Novells Brainshare Andreas Proschofsky had the possibility to sit down with Friedman and talk about the Linux desktop, the consequences of the Microsoft agreement and the mistakes of the Hula project."
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RE: Tracker
by GhePeU on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 08:15 UTC in reply to "Tracker"
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I don't use a desktop indexer, I'm no beagle fanboy, but I'm SURE that I'll never install tracker unless they'll force me by making it a mandatory dependence.

I'm really sick of how tracker developers and users keep spamming of tracker everywhere: in the last months it seemed that no one could post in the GNOME mailing lists without being told that "tracker could solve his problem," no matter if it was the loading of .desktop files, the music player database, the translations of the names of the special folders or whatever. As Emmanuele Bassi put it, "tracker: a solution looking for a problem."

The only thing they didn't propose was to start tracker just after the linux kernel to index and load the modules. I'm not worried, however, I'm sure that they won't overlook this fondamental application of tracker any longer.

Edited 2007-04-02 08:16

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