[KDE/Mac] Avoiding baloo trouble

Mario Fux kde-ml at unormal.org
Thu May 1 15:53:06 UTC 2014

Am Donnerstag, 01. Mai 2014, 17.27:43 schrieb mk-lists at email.de:

Morning Marko and Co

> I just found on the German OpenSUSE mailing list posts which discuss that
> users actively disable baloo on *Linux* because of the baloo indexer
> running wild by excessively consuming CPU power as well as memory [1,2].

Just that we don't spread FUD. I know of a lot of people who experienced that 
Baloo is quite fast and much better than the Nepomuk system. I just want to 
avoid that all people think that Baloo is worse or bad. There is definite 
progress and it works very good for a lot of people but it needs work on 
4.13.0 was the first release.

> This shows that my feeling was right that we must make sure that we can
> effectively deactivate baloo on OSX for now by using
> 	$ echo "Indexing-Enabled=false" >>~/.kde4/share/config/baloofilerc
> The folks said this is comparable to those times back then when nepomuk and
> strigi where introduced… :-(
> I figure it’s wise to let the 4.13 ripen a little before we change over on
> MacPorts to the new version, just as Nicolas said.

But of course on Mac it'd make sense to disable it (at least for the moment). 

Best regards

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