Making beagle optional

David Nielsen david at
Mon May 14 23:33:19 UTC 2007

man, 14 05 2007 kl. 18:11 -0500, skrev Jens Knutson:
> On Mon, 2007-05-14 at 16:59 -0400, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > On 5/14/07, Alexander Larsson <alexl at> wrote:
> > > I just commited a change to comps which makes beagle optional instead of
> > > installed by default. The idea with beagle (and tracker) is nice, but
> > > bugs keep on showing up causing the search daemon to use a lot of cpu
> > > and/or memory, and this makes the default install look pretty bad.
> > >
> > > This is somewhat of a feature regression in the default install, but at
> > > this point we just don't have the manpower to make it work 100%. But if
> > > people want it its still there, and eventually it'll be good enought to
> > > turn on by default without affecting the general distro quality.
> > 
> > Thank you my good sir. I hated that thing.
> I'm personally really disappointed that Beagle's no longer in the
> default install.  This isn't to rag on Alex, or to even disagree with
> him - if it's causing bugs like this, then I understand why this had to
> be done, at least for now.  But Beagle's a great tool - I use it
> *daily*, and while it's no problem for me to simply add it back into my
> package set, it's too bad that new users won't have Beagle's great
> features out of the box.
> I hope that this can be re-evaluated for F8!

The main problem really is that every release seems to fix a bug like
this and uncover a new one, if enough testing is done in the F8 cycle
then I'm sure the functionality alone is enough to bring it back.

I think it might be good if someone started helping Alex with beagle
maintainership so we could ensure quick pushes of new updates as bugs
are fixed. That would aid a lot as upstream fixes their issues.

- David
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