Re: "Gnome" package now requires installing "tracker"?
On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 11:04 AM, Camaleón <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Feb 2012 10:55:28 -0500, Tom H wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 9:51 AM, Camaleón <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:52:25 +0100, Claudius Hubig wrote:
>>>> Given this enormous amount of dependencies, I really don’t think you
>>>> can complain about tracker.
>>> More than a complaint, I'd like to know why there exists such as
>>> requirement "now". It was not just a few weeks ago.
>> This requirement comes from upstream.
> Any document to support that statement?
> It will be indeed very sad to see that requirement coming from GNOME ;-(
One more thought. The Tracker requirement's what I call the
Google/Apple effect. Apple's had a file indexer by default since
pre-OS X (although I'm not sure that file contents were indexed pre-OS
X) and Google's made people rely on search in weird ways.
I've now seen five people (and even though it's not a large number of
people, I have to assume that this behavior must be somewhat
widespread given that they're otherwise very different) who when they
want to go to Gmail, Facebook, Hotmail, Bloomberg, Hufffington Post,
etc, click in the Google toolbar search box and type one of these
website's names. Using search is their default MO, not creating a
bookmark and using it. GNOME's giving users a tool to do so by default
on the desktop.