Desktop search

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Wed Aug 27 10:37:09 BST 2008

On Tuesday 26 August 2008 21:31:41 Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Monday 25 August 2008, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On my Mandriva laptop I have a panel icon marked 'Desktop Search'.  It
> > doesn't exist on my Fedora box.  In systemsettings > Advanced > Nepomuk
> > it tells me that strigi is not running.  Is this the problem?  I'd really
> > like to see this working on the Fedora box, but can't find any clues as
> > to what call is needed.
> Nepomuk is basically the service which does the search and Strigi is the
> indexer which feeds data about files into the Nepomuk database.
> There is currently a packaging/policy issue wit Nepomuk since the preferred
> database engine is Java based and distributors do not want to add
> dependencies on Java.
> Since Mandriva is a major sponsor of Nepomuk (they are one of the companies
> in the respective EU research program and their employee Sebastian TrĂ¼g is
> the main Nepomuk-KDE developer) they probably jsut decided to accept the
> additional dependency or ship the low-performane Redland backend.
Hmm.  That certainly explains it, but Fedora can't afford to be without this, 
so I guess we'll have to wait to see how the problem is resolved.

Thanks for answering.

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