Re: Is beagle completely dead now?

I have always been following this project, and it meant so much for me cause my desktop usually are a mess organization-wise.

BTW Wasn't it you lukas that made the "Holmes"-gui?

Would love to eventually fix the Evolution filter in Util/Evolution.cs. I can send patches to dbera right?

-joel m aka dikatlon

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 3:25 PM, Lukas Lipka <lukaslipka gmail com> wrote:
I don't mean to sound nostalgic, but back then Beagle was one of the
best and fun projects to hack on!


On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 2:26 PM, Joe Shaw <joe joeshaw org> wrote:
> Hi Adam,
> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 6:36 AM, Adam Tauno Williams
> <awilliam whitemice org> wrote:
>>> A major reason why I gave up on Beagle and
>>> the whole Linux desktop itself was due to this attitude.  I guess the
>>> developers of those apps are more thick skinned or resilient than I
>>> was?  I don't know.
>> Time is also probably a factor, Beagle was AFAIK really the first
>> desktop Mono application of any note.  It was also ahead of its time as
>> a concept [I recall no shortage of long rambling posts about how it was
>> useless anyway].
> Indeed.  Writing a Mono application at the time was a... challenge.
> Beagle surely had its own set of performance problems, and the tools
> to profile and debug them were largely non-existent.  We even wrote a
> few of them (heap-buddy, which has only recently been superseded by a
> new built-in profiler).  I would have killed for a working debugger.
> :)
> When Beagle was started, the concept was actually pretty clear to us.
> We weren't looking to create a Spotlight for Linux (indeed, Beagle was
> first publicly demoed on the day Apple announced Spotlight) -- it was
> really designed as a means to an end: Dashboard needed an index to
> make intelligent queries against and get contextual clues.  Beagle
> really grew out of that need, and became a user-centric tool.
> Joe
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