Re: Followup: opinions on Search services
- From: Jamie McCracken <jamiemcc blueyonder co uk>
- To: Celso Pinto <cpinto yimports com>
- Cc: gnome-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Followup: opinions on Search services
- Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 18:09:31 +0100
Celso Pinto wrote:
It is debatable. If your reality is modern machines with tons of ram
then yes but for others less fortunate...
what would you call a modern machine with tons of ram? Here in Portugal
the current standard (new machines you buy in computer shops) is at least
a 2Ghz Celeron /512Mb RAM desktop machine and cost around 450Eur.
This seems quite fair for Beagle/Mono.
Typical buyers of these machines are the users, from my POV, targeted by
Beagle: the same folks that want some simple way of searching their
I'm not saying it's OK to have huge requirements, but you must draw the
line (target audience/platform requirements) somewhere otherwise you'll
never get your application out in the street.
Well my second machine is 1.2ghz p4 with 256mb ram and I would love to
be able to run an indexer on it. But with Gnome's memory requirement and
genuine concerns over Beagle's resource usage I dont think that would be
Of course some people will be worse off and others better but 1Ghz
processor should be sufficient and 256MB Ram plenty enough for the
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