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




Kevin Krammer posted on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:44:59 +0200 as excerpted:

> I think the indexing should be disabled by default but not the search
> itself. That way it can be used in applications instead of each
> developer rolling their own but not having something go off an
> unannounced.
> 
> File indexing could then be offered when a user starts searching e.g. in
> Dolphin.

Now that's a very reasonable idea. =:^)  Have it stay off until the user 
is actually searching for something, at which point they'll expect some 
disk churn, etc.

I remember activating kde's help indexing for some app or other, some 
time ago.  It took awhile, and the answer took awhile as a result, but it 
was optional, and I triggered it when I wanted, and when I was prepared 
to wait.  I let it do its thing and did something else, coming back to it 
later.

The point is, that was entirely optional -- I could have ignored the help 
indexing and searched some other way -- so it was done only when I 
triggered it, and it was done only when I wanted and expected the disk 
(tha was before my SSDs) churn as a result.

It was also just the help for that specific app that I indexed.  Most 
other apps either didn't have enough help content to be worth it, or just 
as importantly, I didn't value the additional search opportunities 
afforded highly enough to make it worth it for me, so they remained 
unindexed, which was perfectly fine by me. =:^)

I think had that sort of approach been taken to this whole semantic-
desktop thing, it wouldn't have had anything at all like the push-back 
from others, and certainly from me, that it got.  Unfortunately...

-- 
Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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