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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superstoned
Member since:
2005-07-07

well, indeed, all these projects are pretty young, so we'll have to wait to see which one will stand out as the best solution. tracker and strigi of course have (imho) the best chance, being reasonably performant and not depending on controversial stuff like mono/java. if both happen to deliver the same d-bus interface, the best will be used the most, and that's the most optimal solution.

btw strigi also delivers database services and is going to be the foundation of meta-data extraction and manipulation in KDE 4, in addition to having Nepomuk (contextual linking, labeling etc) integration, so i think it has the best cards right now... on the other hand, tracker is close to integration in gnome, and even tough gnome mostly doesn't integrate things very deeply (or at least, does so slowly), gnomes don't like stuff smelling kde'ish. after all, they even rejected aRts, even tough it was plain C, had a gnome-lib dependency and was the only technically reasonable solution by then...

but things can change.

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anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07

they even rejected aRts, even tough it was plain C

aRts is written in C++, not plain C

had a gnome-lib dependency

It didn't unless you you are referring to using glib to some extend, however I think it had a reduced copy if it inside its own source tree.

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

i stand corrected on the c++ issue, i see it's indeed C++. but g(nome)lib is definitely a dependency, it's the main reason apt-getting KDE pulls it in...

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rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

aRts also sucked.

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

yeah, esound was great... now, after arts being unmaintained for 3 years, gstreamer is just a little better. ok, 0.10 is seriously better, but hey, it's beating 5 year old tech...

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