Re: [Tracker] Delaying release to end of weekend while I investigate...
- From: Jamie McCracken <jamiemcc blueyonder co uk>
- To: Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen <mikkel kamstrup gmail com>
- Cc: Tracker List <tracker-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Tracker] Delaying release to end of weekend while I investigate...
- Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2006 13:43:14 +0100
Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen wrote:
> - You *will* receive a lot of flak on this issue when you
> Gnome inclusion if mysql is inlined
Gut feeling. I think Tracker will be a big issue no matter what. It
obviously is competing with Beagle (I know that they are functionally
different, but none the less they overlap), especially when Beagle
metadata storage hits head.
more bloat for Beagle!
btw the maintainer only decided to add metadata support when he realised
how much more powerful tracker was.
Nevertheless we will always beat beagle in every single area (speed,
memory, disk space, non-bloatedness etc)
In a straight fight tracker would win simply because it will work on any
machine that runs gnome (not just wrt memory but also portability -
beagle has problems on solaris)
mono and Lucene are the wrong sort of technology for memory efficient
stuff - they cannot compete no matter how good they are.
After all Novell is a pretty strong factor,
and Mono just became a more or less accepted dependency...
not really - no existing modules may gain a mono dependency so nautilus
or other parts of gnome wont be able to be tied to Beagle directly.
I expect a functionally equivalent C program to take precedence over a
mono one as well as it will no doubt be distributable by everyone.
If I dont then we lose the "just works" build. External dependencies
strongly discouraged to core gnome.
Anyway lets take evolution's berkeley DB as an example. This was a 25mb
Point taken. This has caused a few problems in the past though...
Although I can't tell if those problems would have been even bigger
without it being inlined.
Evolution was probably also easier to accept because it was the de facto
gnome email/pim client anyway at the time, and it was written by Ximian
who happened to be founded by Gnome co-founder Miguel De Icaza. Well,
what do I know, but I think you will meet resistance - if not for the
above reasons, then just out of plain human sceptisism for anything new.
The resistance to beagle will be far far higher than tracker. Long
running apps like daemons and file managers in mono wont be allowed into
Mr Jamie McCracken
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