Beagle Newsletter 2/22/05
- From: Joe Gasiorek <joe gasiorek gmail com>
- To: Dashboard <dashboard-hackers gnome org>
- Subject: Beagle Newsletter 2/22/05
- Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 16:20:54 -0500
22 February 2005
Welcome to another edition of the Beagle Newsletter.
If you're new to the project you can read up about it
on our website: http://www.gnome.org/projects/beagle
This month Beagle 0.0.6.1 was released. Beagle's
numerous upgrades over the previous release were
outlined in Jon Trowbridge's release notes:
Beagle 0.0.6.1 and higher require D-BUS version
0.23.1 or 0.23.2. These releases remove a lot of
the threading and locking issues that were evident in previous
releases of the C# D-BUS bindings.
The INotify kernel patch version 0.18 was released
with key updates by Robert Love. Beagle 0.0.6 requires
this version of the patch to work correctly.
Gmime 2.19 was released this month. This version is
required for Mail support in Beagle.
Out of Process Indexing
As of the 0.0.6 release, Beagle indexes files outside
of the beageld process. As a result, Beagle's memory
consumption is substantially reduced.
Because of Beagle's popularity, work is being done to
get Beagle running on as many types of systems as
possible. Scheduled for release in 0.0.7, Jon
Trowbridge has started work on removing INotify as a
hard dependency for Beagle. Although INotify is a far
superior solution we recognize that not everyone has it
and it would be great for Beagle to run in its absence.
This will also aid the ports of Beagle to Win32 and OSX.
Robert Love has been working on a locking rewrite
for the next release of the INotify kernel patch. This
should allow things to behave much smoother.
The Mozilla Extension for Beagle had not been updated
in some time and this month received some work. Tom
van Schwerdtner enabled the extension to filter web history
indexing by domain. James Viapond added UI improvements.
This past release of Beagle has seen more bug fixes
than any previous release. Numerous issues were
corrected making Beagle far more usable than ever before.
For a recap, see the Beagle 0.0.6 release notes. Thank
you to all bug spotters/reporters/fixers!
Because of Beagle's new out of process indexing,
Beagle consumes far less memory than it has in
the past. This enables you to run Beagle on your
system for a greatly extended period of time.
As always if you have any input to how the next
Beagle Newsletter should be distributed or what
should go in it please email Joe Gasiorek at
joe gasiorek gmail com
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