Replace Shotwell (was F-Spot) with Solang?

Danny Piccirillo danny.piccirillo at
Thu May 20 20:45:28 BST 2010

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 15:33, Andrew SB <a.starr.b at> wrote:
> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Danny Piccirillo
> <danny.piccirillo at> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 04:50, Alin-Andrei <nilarimogard at> wrote:
>>> As far as I know, Solang was even removed from Debian due to it being highly
>>> unstable.
>> I don't believe it was removed, but simply wasn't packaged in time?

I see, thanks. I've dented this to debarshiray (main Solang dev) and
will report back.

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 15:42, Ricflomag <ricflomag at> wrote:
> Le 20/05/2010 20:19, Danny Piccirillo a écrit :
>>> - depending on tracker is a blocker, we had tracker activated by default
>>> in previous ubuntu version but had to stop doing that due to the impact
>>> it's having on system performances and io load. We will likely look at
>>> the new tracker and evaluate it but we don't have ressources to spend on
>>> it for lucid since it's not on our priority list. We do plan to get it
>>> uptodate and working in universe though
>> Yes this is a legitimate concern. When was tracker last included in
>> the default install and what version was it at?
> Tracker was removed before Hardy's release (see bug #132741). If I do
> remember correctly, one of its main problems was because of this good
> old kernel bug: "Heavy Disk I/O harms desktop responsiveness" (#131094).
> So it is probably difficult to fix tracker without fixing this
> 3-years-old kernel bug first :[

Thanks, here's the link to that bug report:

There's so much there it's impossible to sort through.


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