JUL
28
2008

Strigi, Nepomuk and KDE 4.2 - hopefully a good team

The new Strigi service a blogged about before is in svn trunk now. With it Strigi is now enabled by default. But that is no need to be alarmed. I think it behaves quite nicely. After 1 hour and 42 minutes of initial indexing (I did not feel any slowdown of the system in that time) I got this:

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I think indexing 37574 files in 1:42h with a usage of 222.5 MiB of space is very good (the files on hard disk take a total of 43 GiB). Keep in mind that you can now search all these files and properly link them in Nepomuk. And after this you only get updates anyway. So please enjoy.

Edit: I forgot to mention that this is using the Soprano Sesame2 backend. The Redland backend is much slower and uses way more hard disk space.

Comments

So.. how the flame has ended? Peace or war? Reunion or fork?


By vide80 at Mon, 07/28/2008 - 12:27

A nice feature would be the ability to search for words found in the lyrics of mp3s on the computer. Have no idea where to request this feature.


By mikesa81 at Mon, 07/28/2008 - 14:32

stupid question hour: how does one select their backend for nepomuk?


By Aaron J. Seigo at Tue, 07/29/2008 - 00:50

Not as stupid a question as you might think. There is no GUI for that. But the reason is simple: so far only 2 backends exist: redland and sesame2. The latter has only advantages (once installed) so it is used automatically when found. Existing data is converted automatically. You can also force redland by editing the config file but why would you? ;)
I thought about having a config GUI for the backend but in the end the only reason to choose it is testing...


By Sebastian Trüg at Tue, 07/29/2008 - 07:40

Hi :-)

how can i add your nepomuk playground projects to my system
i use Debian sid (unstable) with kde 4.1 from experimental.

when i turn on nepomuk in the system setting, the entire system gets sluggish
i use strigi with redland (i guess) and it seems to index for two days now with 60-70% cpu usage, i do not know why does it take soooo long.

anyways,
i could not use nepomuksearch:/hastags:some=tag on dolphin.
am i missing some key component ?


By nadavkav at Tue, 10/14/2008 - 09:41

Why is redland so inferior to Seseme? Any real reason? Could it be fixed?


By theriddle at Sat, 10/25/2008 - 15:06