Beagle badness

Jan Claeys lists at
Fri Nov 10 18:18:43 GMT 2006

Op vrijdag 10-11-2006 om 14:48 uur [tijdzone +0000], schreef Jamie
> Evandro Fernandes Giovanini wrote:
> > Currently, Tracker has advantages compared to Beagle, mainly smaller
> > memory footprint. 
> it also has a fixed capped deterministic memory usage so it wont eat all 
> your resources over time and uses considerably less cpu and battery 
> power to index stuff. It also sleeps without peridically waking up so is 
> very friendly for notebooks
> Yet tracker was built from the ground up to be stable, memory efficient 
> and very robust and has been proposed for Gnome whilst Beagle devs still 
> have big problems with stablity and memory usage and they admit 
> themselves its no where near ready.
> However the best way to prove tracker is more stable is to get George 
> Farris to run it and see if it has any issues compared to Beagle.

I've installed the tracker packages for edgy about 2 or 3 hours ago and
just now tracker-extract was trying to use 1 GiB of memory (not fun on a
PC with 512 MiB of RAM).  I have also seen several 'htmless' crashes and
at least one 'tracker-extract' crash.

So, I seems like 'tracker' isn't better than 'beagle' at the moment...

Jan Claeys

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