Re: Nautilus/Medusa search index enhancements
- From: Michael Meeks <michael ximian com>
- To: "Manuel Amador (Rudd-O)" <amadorm usm edu ec>
- Cc: sinzui cox net, desktop-devel-list <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Nautilus/Medusa search index enhancements
- Date: 19 Feb 2003 12:54:45 +0000
On Wed, 2003-02-19 at 20:42, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) wrote:
> WHAT? Medusa isn't a search daemon anymore? Then the whole idea I had
> crumbles to pieces!
Did you consider the space implications of indexing a potentially
limitless 'net space' on a very finite local hard-disk - and the
scalability issues of having every single client re-indexing the whole
network and/or the security implications of the IPC necessary to do
intra-machine authentication / index querying ? and the scale of the
work to make that happen ?
I suspect that the (sensible) limitation of making this per-user, in
order to get _something_ that works nicely, soon, out there is likely to
result in a working deployed tool that can be used by real users for a
very useful sub-set of your big vision. It's better to build on
something that works, and is deployed rather than going on indefinately
having grand architectural pipe-dreams.
mmeeks gnu org <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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