Thursday, May 08, 2008

One way to get things fixed in Ubuntu

Become famous and then blog about it. Its easy (the blogging part). And it
works [1a, 1b].

Now if only someone famous blogged about some other literal showstoppers in
beagle and KNetworkManager, some more Kubuntu users would be happy [2].
Beagle is second class citizen in Ubuntopia, but I thought KNetworkManager is
important.

One thing I noted though, since Beagle was moved to Universe from Main, it is
getting better treatment. Periodic sync from debian is actually happening
unlike when it was in main; the core Ubuntu developers rarely found time to
update the Beagle package. Kudos to Masters of the Universe!

[1a]

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/galago-sharp/+bug/186049/comments/9
[1b] http://arstechnica.com/reviews/os/hardy-heron-review.ars/3
[2] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/beagle/+bug/207157

2 comments:

Bart said...

Hello Debjyoti,

i started writing a script freeing your diskspace called "Supor Killor" (http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/177795/30/?p=1429637#1429637). This Script using different methods that can be choosen by the user.
One method is deleting search indexes of Beagle or Tracker. Both i haven't installed.
It seems you know a lot of Beagle, can you tell me exactly where Beagle stores the search index of an user (~/.beagle/...).
bart neeneenee de

Thanks a lot!

dBera said...

http://beagle-project.org/FAQ#Where_does_Beagle_store_its_data.3F