Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2005 14:37 UTC, submitted by Massimo
Gnome Imendio improves Nautilus on the Novell desktop by providing support for integrated Beagle search functionality. Imendio developed the low level integration and implemented the user interface design from the specifications supplied by Novell. This has resulted in the ability for GNOME users to search for files and folders using their standard file management tool. The results are available in the Nautilus branch called nautilus-search.
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RE: Slow and memory hungry
by on Fri 4th Nov 2005 16:41 UTC in reply to "Slow and memory hungry"

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... it probably never would have been done.

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RE[2]: Slow and memory hungry
by sbenitezb on Fri 4th Nov 2005 16:46 in reply to "RE: Slow and memory hungry"
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2005-07-22

Well, the entire gnome desktop, including nautilus, epiphany, evolution, gaim, gimp, gnumeric, rhythmbox were coded in C, so why not beagle? I know computers are powerful today, but there are still people with old P3 600Mhz and 128MB RAM like me willing to use this kind of programs. A program like this should be done in C.

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RE[3]: Slow and memory hungry
by on Sat 5th Nov 2005 19:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Slow and memory hungry"
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Well, the fact is that developing in C takes much more time and effort than programming the same in environments like Mono. So, so you have to think about performance and development time, and that's the problem.

Also, based on the fact that computers are getting more memory, and also better performance, developing using this kind of environments looks like a better idea.

Of course programming in C can be a good thing, but the fact is that there are a lot of areas than taker too much time to develop.

So, I think C should remain for areas that really really need performance or need to access low-level areas of the system.

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RE[2]: Slow and memory hungry
by on Fri 4th Nov 2005 17:11 in reply to "RE: Slow and memory hungry"
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... it probably never would have been done.

funny, the search library on which Beagle is based was ported from C to C# ;)

Beagle is in C# only because of political reasons.

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RE[3]: Slow and memory hungry
by rhavyn on Fri 4th Nov 2005 19:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Slow and memory hungry"
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2005-07-06

The search library which Beagle is based on was ported from Java to C#. That search library is called Lucene (http://lucene.apache.org).

And Beagle is in C# because the Ximian guys wrote a lot of mono and wanted to create applications which use it. I wouldn't call wanting to use your own software a political reason.

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