Randy Kramer rhkramer at
Sun Mar 30 23:43:53 BST 2008

On Sunday 30 March 2008 12:44 pm, Robert Knight wrote:
> Please no.  This is 2008 not 1990, I don't expect to have to do a whole
> load of manual configuration to search my email and lecture notes. 

Neither do I--I'm not suggesting a whole lot of manual configuration, just a 
configuration screen that pops up before it starts indexing.  Most people, 
will probably look at it, be happy with the default configuragion, and press 
OK or similar.

Others, who may not know that Strigli exists, will find out when the screen 
pops up on the first startup.

Others, who have reasons to index or not index stuff for various reasons, will 
adjust the configuration accordingly.

Which brings up a question--can strigli be set up to index an encrypted 
partition and store the index on the same encrypted partition?  

> If 
> Strigi isn't intended as a general purpose search tool then there isn't
> a lot of need to tell users about it until they have a folder of files
> that they want to search.

I'm not quite sure what you're saying here, but I don't want Strigli to be 
indexing any of my files until I have a folder of files I want to search.

BTW, I don't put any data files in my home directory except by accident.  I 
reserve ~ for configuration files, since I can't seem to prevent that very 
easily in Linux.

Randy Kramer

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