Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Feb 2006 23:01 UTC, submitted by Mitarai
KDE "The KDE desktop of SUSE Linux 10.1 (and the future enterprise products built on it) will contain a KDE frontend for Beagle called Kerry. For this Beagle has been split into non-GUI and GUI parts, some backends are now in sub-packages (Evolution, Firefox) and the libbeagle API has been improved in parts. Besides generic file indexing Beagle already contains backends written by Debajyoti Bera and others for KMail, Kopete, and Konqueror's web history cache."
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Here kitty kitty...
by FishB8 on Fri 24th Feb 2006 00:13 UTC
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2006-01-16

So... what advantage does this offer over kat? After all, intergrating kat with the rest of KDE would be much less of a hastle since it's in c++ instead of C#.

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RE: Here kitty kitty...
by smitty on Fri 24th Feb 2006 00:45 in reply to "Here kitty kitty..."
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2005-10-13

The main advantage is that kat is still very early in it's development. Beagle is much more polished right now.

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RE[2]: Here kitty kitty...
by segedunum on Fri 24th Feb 2006 09:57 in reply to "RE: Here kitty kitty..."
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2005-07-06

The main advantage is that kat is still very early in it's development. Beagle is much more polished right now.

If Beagle is more polished then the state of desktop search isn't that great.

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RE: Here kitty kitty...
by anda_skoa on Fri 24th Feb 2006 11:09 in reply to "Here kitty kitty..."
anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07

So... what advantage does this offer over kat?

Kat is, AFAIK, an indexer, so it could be compared to Beagle's indexer clucene.

Searching is more than just indexing. The indexer provides the data the search engine will operate on, but it is the search engine that makes this data usable by ranking hits, etc

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RE[2]: Here kitty kitty...
by Morty on Fri 24th Feb 2006 12:58 in reply to "RE: Here kitty kitty..."
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2005-07-06

Kat is, AFAIK, an indexer, so it could be compared to Beagle's indexer clucene.

Nope, Kat is infact a serch engine just like Beagle. It's even rumored that Kat will switch to a Luence indexer, CLuceneQT by the author of Luence.

You may mix it up with Tenor, which is going to use the Kat indexer as a base. The contextual linkage of Tenor are much more than the simple desktop search offered by the programs like Kat or Beagle.

Edited 2006-02-24 12:59

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