Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Jul 2007 18:57 UTC, submitted by zaboing
Gnome "During this years GUADEC Red Hat developer Havoc Pennington proposed his idea of an 'Online Desktop' to the developers of the GNOME project. Through deep integration with web services and 'zero-maintenance' the Open Source client aims to get the 'perfect window to the Internet'. During GUADEC Andreas Proschofsky had the chance to talk to Pennington about advantages and possible problems of the Online Desktop concept, the necessity of Windows-support and about Red Hats 'return to the desktop'."
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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

You don't have to be so harsh, now do you? Not many regular users now what apps are actually part of GNOME and what aren't. The fact just is that nowadays all the major distros (and many minor ones too) do compile Nautilus with Beagle enabled and so forth, so of course it's very easy for one to assume Beagle is part of GNOME, is it? And if the distro compiles it with Beagle then the user doesn't really have much choice about it.

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SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

It's just a backend, just like it has a tracker backend, so you do have a choice. Use the regular search, use beagle search or use tracker, it's that simple.

It's called having the integration there ready so it can be used.

Edited 2007-07-30 17:51

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

It's just a backend, just like it has a tracker backend, so you do have a choice. Use the regular search, use beagle search or use tracker, it's that simple.

It's called having the integration there ready so it can be used.


Either you're confusing two different things or we're just not talking about the same thing. You do know that it's a compile-time thing? If you compile Nautilus with Beagle enabled, then it depends on Beagle. If you compile it with Tracker enabled, then it depends on Tracker. You can't switch them at run-time. And f.ex. if Nautilus is compiled with Beagle enabled and you remove libbeagle then Nautilus will stop working..

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shapeshifter Member since:
2006-09-19

It's just a backend, just like it has a tracker backend, so you do have a choice. Use the regular search, use beagle search or use tracker, it's that simple.

It's called having the integration there ready so it can be used.


No, it's called bloat.
There is already enough backend crap running when using Gnome.
Seems like Gnome needs a server running in the background for every tiny feature these days.
And it's hard to controll it from the end user's side because they don't provide any tools for that.
Yeah, they do actually, Gconf, that one has to run from cli, great usability! Way to go Gnome!

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