Plasma 5.2 bits for kdereview

Vishesh Handa me at
Fri Jan 9 16:18:41 GMT 2015

On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 11:52 AM, Ian Wadham < at> wrote:

> On 08/01/2015, at 9:40 PM, Vishesh Handa wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 7:39 AM, Ian Wadham < at> wrote:
> >  - I don't think Windows has anything like Baloo or KWallet, but Apple
> >       OS X certainly has, and has had for years.  We, on the KDE-Mac
> list,
> >       are starting to integrate KWallet and Apple's Keychain app, but
> Baloo
> >       is still an unknown quantity, esp. re how hard-wired it is into
> KDE apps.
> >
> > Side note: Windows has really good search capabilities.
> I have not seen or heard of them, and I go to a PC Users' Group regularly.
> Which version of Windows?  Maybe 8?

I know windows 7 has it. I've only mostly looked at it from the technical
documentation -

Plus the NTFS file system has a the USN Journal which would allow you to
know what has changed since last run. That directly caters to file
indexers. Also, they have really good file change notification systems.
Unlike Linux.

> > They actually have
> > many more features than Mac's spotlight, but they lack the marketing and
> > usability of spotlight. Baloo would be a bad fit on both windows and mac.
> I am sad to hear that.  It would be nice if apps from KDE could keep
> indexing
> terms in the same place as Spotlight.

Baloo is good in comparison to Spotlight. We mostly lack from the kernel

When I said that Baloo would be a bad fit on Windows/Mac - I meant that it
would work worse than the existing solutions, because it doesn't tap into
the kernels and filesystem APIs that are available on Windows/Mac. Also,
people often write extra indexers on those platforms which it would not get
access to.

Vishesh Handa
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