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Re: [kde] What is baloo_file_extractor and why is it humping my hard drive?




Thomas Tanghus posted on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:24:05 +0200 as excerpted:

> On Thursday 17 April 2014 21:07 Luiz Felipe Talvik wrote:
>> It is KDE's new file indexer.
>> In yours installation you seem to have the old settings interface and
>> the new file indexer. I've upgraded to 4.13 in Kubuntu and the Nepomuk
>> search settings was replaced.
>> 
>> You can disable baloo editing: "~/.kde/share/config/baloofilerc"
>> Change "Indexing-Enabled=false" to "Indexing-Enabled=true"
> 
> That sound a bit counter-intuitive? Isn't it the other way around?

As a kde4-live-development-head tester that has been following baloo both 
in the news and in the git commits, I can confirm that baloo did indeed 
replace nepomuk.  Formerly named nepomuk2, the PR says it's faster and 
more efficient than nepomuk was, and I believe PR is also part of the 
reason for the rename, baloo from nepomuk2, as well, in part because 
nepomuk already had such a bad name among some users.

Meanwhile, for my own kde installation, as I run gentoo I can and have 
set USE=-semantic-desktop, and turned off a few related flags as well.  
Thus, on my system it's not only disabled at run-time, but is also 
disabled at build time, and none of the group akonadi, mysql/mariadb, 
virtuoso, rasqual, redland, nepomuk, are installed on my system.  Strigi 
is still installed as some of its headers are required to build bits of 
kde4 even with semantic-desktop build-time disabled as far as possible, 
but without a backend to work with at either build-time or run-time, it's 
pretty well neutered, little more than build-time headers for stub-
functions that will never do anything at runtime anyway, without a backend 
to work with.

The PR around kde5/frameworks is that it's rather more modular than kde4, 
which hopefully means I can continue build-time-disabling semantic-
desktop in kde-frameworks-5, as well.  One of these days I'll probably 
install the plasma2-live WIP, about the only actual kde5-based apps yet 
available, and see how it's coming...  (The main reason I haven't done so 
yet is time.  This week was originally supposed to be a light week at 
work and I was hoping... but now I'm doing 10 hour days and am headed for 
overtime again.  OTOH my bank account's not complaining...)

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and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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