Add Recoll as default desktop search application
As Beagle is no longer actively maintained nor included in the standard repositories openSuse no longer provides a default desktop search application. Recoll would be a desirable replacement Reasons for inclusion:
- actively developed
- open source
- QT based gui (though thought of as a KDE app it is QT)
- Gui has a a list and a table mode (and kio and kreunner for KDE4)
- indexing can be real time or manually initiated
- light on cpu usage
- well reviewed (see review links below)
- many formats indexed
Issues (noobie mostly) expressed in the forum here http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/applications/455227-what-recommended-desktop-search-opensuse-11-4-after-beagle-gone-2.html#post2302963 and responded to by the develorer here http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/applications/455227-what-recommended-desktop-search-opensuse-11-4-after-beagle-gone-3.html and here http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/applications/455227-what-recommended-desktop-search-opensuse-11-4-after-beagle-gone-4.html#post2304329
- real time indexing is not automatically enabled
- there is some set up for all indexible file types to be enabled
Note: Appears to me that if the dev does a little regarding initial install options and the required ancillary packages are moved from contrib and KDE extra to the main repo it would be ready to go
Linux desktop search reviews (recent and focusing on Recoll):
Because desktop search is useful and expected by many users and as of 11.4 openSuse does not provide a default application to provide this functionality for all desktop environments provided.
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