daniele favara danjele at
Wed Jan 10 22:26:37 UTC 2007

On 1/10/07, Cody Somerville <cody.somerville at> wrote:
> I think there is a user in #xubuntu that developed a gui frontend for
> locate, slocate, tracker, etc. It seemed to work rather well. I think the
> name of the individual was kalikiana (sp).

i'd focus on tracker + trackerfs ... slocate is not really what a
desktop search tools should do.

can slocate return file contents ?

The main issue of such tools is the time needed to "index" files.

xapian is very fast but it more a  "google like" tool. Pinot could be
a good candidate but xubuntu devels had to intercat more with the
pinot devel a while ago before getting an usable tool in particular as
desktop search tool.

tracker is the best around and the fastest too  in my opinion,
trackerfs is very interesting too .. in particular used as xfce-panel

my 2c

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