neundorf at kde.org
Sun Mar 30 21:51:00 BST 2008
On Friday 28 March 2008, Randy Kramer wrote:
> The first time the computer starts (with a new distro or kde), a
> configuration screen should come up (and allow configuration to be deferred
> and "remind me later"). On that configuration screen it should be easy to
> select which directories to be indexed (allowing easy exclusion of selected
> subdirectories), and when they are to be indexed (again, easily allow
> different directories to be indexed at different times.
> The selections should also allow the user to specify which files to index,
> by extension and/or MIME type.
> The selections of when to index should include options like:
> * at specified times (which will end up most likely being nights) and
I think many/most computers in personal use don't run over night. I usually
disable locate, since it causes so much disk activity for a long time.
> dates (I wouldn't index all my files every night, for one thing it's
> unnecessary (sp?) wear and tear on the disk drive, as well as unnecessary
> power use--I might index a certain small set of files daily, others I might
> index monthly or less often (or maybe just on demand)
> * just before shutdown (i.e., an option to start indexing when the user
> calls for a shutdown, and then shutting off the computer when indexing is
While it makes sense in theory (do it when the user doesn't do anything
anymore), I guess this could be very annoying ("I though linux is fast, and
now it takes even 5 minutes to shutdown !".
> * at startup--I'm almost willing to bet no one will choose this unless
> you make it the default choice, in which case see my last paragraph, below
> In addition, there should be easy to use tools on the toolbar to do things
> * index a specified directory now
Yes, this would be good, e.g. for the case that you also want to search a
directory which is not inside your home.
More information about the kde-core-devel