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Re: "Gnome" package now requires installing "tracker"?

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 1:07 PM, Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> wrote:
> On 14.02.2012 18:49, Tom H wrote:
>> Perhaps Debian's GNOME maintainers could change the dependency to a
>> "file indexer" and have users choose the indexer that strikes their
>> fancy (I'm assuming that there are many but I only know of Beagle -
>> does Google Desktop Search have a Linux version?). Someone could
>> submit such an RFE but I wouldn't expect the maintainers to go for it
>> (it's my opinion not a certainty!).
> If such an alternate file indexer and metadata db provides the same
> functionality as tracker and the same (D-Bus) interfaces, this would be
> possible.
> There is none though. gnome-documents relies on the functionality of
> tracker, so there is no option really.

Thanks for the explanation.

(Someone's pointed out privately that Beagle's been abandoned so my
info was out of date.)

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