Written by petko10 the 17 Jan 12 at 22:33.
Related project: Unity.
The dash search does not have indexing options - why is this a problem ? Well that means it's not a fully functional search tool , but a helper to browse through recent files .
There is potential to change that , and I think that this functionality is a must-have for a good OS , so I propose we fill up that potential .
wrote on the 18 Jan 12 at 04:21
A few years ago, Beagle and Tracker both tried the approach of indexing everything. Both caused unexpected heavy I/O activity and CPU overhead, and many complaints of sluggish responsiveness...especially when the it tried to immediately index an entire USB drive every time it was plugged in.
It was this shortcoming of the index-everything approach that led directly to the development of Zeitgeist's current approach.
OK , I'll post a second solution , I'll be curious to get your opinion on it as well. (and btw that's why I mentioned "internal devices" and fstab - because I meant only those areas with fixed mount points that would normally be indexed just once for an installation)
wrote on the 19 Jan 12 at 18:10