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[3]: Tracker
by GhePeU on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 08:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Tracker"
GhePeU
Member since:
2005-07-06

Case in point: Nat made it a point to claim that Tracker "doesn't work half as good as Beagle, it doesn't do half the things that Beagle does at the moment", but fails to elaborate on what that "half" is.

Well, I suppose it is pretty obvious if you compare
http://www.gnome.org/projects/tracker/index.html and http://beagle-project.org/Supported_Filetypes.

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RE[4]: Tracker
by dylansmrjones on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 09:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Tracker"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Actually these pages cannot be compared.

The tracker-page only shows the major mime-types while the beagle-page shows the minor mime-types.

Fact is tracker handles most of the mime-types beagle can handle. Indexing of mails in Thunderbird is still missing as is a few other mime-types, but most are supported. And SVG is better supported in Tracker than in Beagle. Beagle usually dies on malformed SVG-files while Tracker handles it much more elegantly.

The downside is that Tracker has a somewhat unpolished and tricky GUI compared with Beagle. It is simply a messy layout. Beagle looks much nicer, but is less stable and requires an insane amount of resources. And it's not because it's using mono. You can easily write very featurefull mono apps and still make them small. Beagle is just not an example of that.

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