Plasma 5.2 bits for kdereview

Aleix Pol aleixpol at
Sat Jan 10 00:52:28 GMT 2015

On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 11:54 AM, Kåre Särs <kare.sars at> wrote:
> On Thursday 08 January 2015 21:52:48 Ian Wadham 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?
>> > 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.
> Is there something stopping Baloo from becoming a "thin" wrapper around the
> native solutions when used on those platforms? (Except man power ;)
> /Kåre

Well, that's not what Baloo is. Baloo is an indexing solutions.

There's the possibility that we might want to abstract it out for
whatever use-case, we'd want a different solution for that use-case.
See Phonon vs mplayer.


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