Re: [Evolution] Searching emails?

On Thu, 2011-02-24 at 11:09 +0100, Michael Below wrote: 
Am Do 24 Feb 2011 09:31:58 CET
schrieb Pete Biggs <pete biggs org uk>:
Any suggestions? I want a fully indexed search and would like to be
able to specify all the "common" attributes.
The other alternative is to use something like Beagle - that will
index Evo messages (and just about everything else on your computer)
- and in the process suck all your CPU time and memory :-)
Beagle isn't the only search tool/indexer, and it's use seems to be
declining in recent years, but I *know* it will index Evo messages.
I tried beagle, tracker & co for desktop search with little success:


Beagle is broken for some recent document formats and Evolution mail.

Tracker, at least the version on openSUSE 11.3, seems broken for
everything but plain text and markup.   It doesn't even work for PDF
files, which really hurts. It does *index* e-mail, at least it appears
to, but there is no way to *search* e-mail.

tracker is in the process of being transformed into a meta-service
expecting dbus-signals and couldn't be expected to do something as
menial as indexing mail folders, 

I think this statement is bogus.  Tracker is a desktop search tool - of
course it uses DBus messaging - how else would it collaborate with
applications?  You *cannot* do effective search without collaboration
with applications.

Beagle is no longer developed and doesn't index Openoffice files, and so on...

Mmmm.  I'm pretty sure it does OpenOffice files.

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