RE: How to get beagle to work in windows


I have been programming with the .Net runtime for a while now and especially
with the search engine (on various CMS projects). I am very keen
to help out with this Beagle port to Win32. What tasks do you have to hand
out or what additions are most welcome. I could give a go with filters or
with thumbnails or whatever...



-----Original Message-----
From: dashboard-hackers-bounces gnome org
[mailto:dashboard-hackers-bounces gnome org] On Behalf Of Fredrik Hedberg
Sent: Wednesday, 12 January 2005 8:56 PM
To: John BouAntoun
Cc: dashboard-hackers gnome org
Subject: Re: How to get beagle to work in windows


I have Beagle running on WinXP with standard MS.NET runtime without 
Cygwin or to much other strange stuff. Screenshot is
available at Goal is to 
produce something as native as possible for both Win32 and OSX á la iFolder.

If you dare, you can try the latest installer from
You'll need to install GTK# for the MS.NET runtime (available from and Gecko# (from instructions
available at 
A word of warning, this is definently nothing ready
for day to day use as it's mostly a test of the new installer, POF and 
of course, eyecandy.

A little a bit about development while on the subject:

I'm gonna take some time to check in the changes for a more platform 
independent Beagle into CVS when I'm done with my exams in about two weeks.
Hopefully we'll soon have DBus on Windows as well (current Win32 port 
uses the Beagle network interface as a hack). When the code is in CVS I 
that more people are interested in hacking on Win32 features, here's a 
small todo.

Big things

* MS Outlook Backend - 50% Needs work on supporting IMAP emails and 
attachment indexing
* Mozilla/Thunderbird Backend - 25% Need a nice lib like gmime available 
on Win32, Linux and OSX, attachment indexing
* SharpReader Backend - 75 % Plain works, prolly bugs though
* AIM/ICQ IM Backend - 0% (Gaim backend works btw)
* Backends for your favourite applications - 0 % What applications do 
you wish to see supported on Win32?
* Get an inofity FSW into Mono on Linux for same-source 
FileSystemQueryable - 50 % See
for a quick hack.

Small things

* Support thumbnailing of stuff through Thumbs.db
* Enhance the scheduler's cpu monitoring
* Use iFilter to filter stuff like PDF, DOC, XLS etc
* Lots of other stuff

Feedback very welcome.


John BouAntoun wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I just spoke to Nat at #mono and he says that it is possible to get 
> beagle to work on windows with a patch for gecko-sharp that will 
> enable it to run on windows. Nat suggested that Fredrik provided the 
> patch originally.
> Anyhow, I?d love to have beagle running on my office desktop (WinXP) 
> but am not allowed to have cygwin running on it. Hopefully I will 
> still be able to get this set up to work (using either 
> gtk-sharp/ or gtk-sharp/mono).
> Regards,
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>Dashboard-hackers gnome org

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