Feature changed by: gekker Feature #303367, revision 7 Title: Better Beagle Acceptance
openSUSE-11.0: Evaluation Priority Requester: Mandatory + Projectmanager: Important
Requested by: email@example.com Partner organization: openSUSE.org
Description: There have been several discussions on the public openSUSE mailing lists, e.g. http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2008-01/msg00157.html where people complain about resource usage or garbage from beagle. I suggest that we analyze the current situation and check where are real problems and consider solutions. One option would be to make it easier for users to not enable beagle on their systems. Note: The feature request is about getting a better acceptance by our users of our indexing technology - and therefore let's figure out what are the problems they are hitting in real life.
Discussion: #1: firstname.lastname@example.org (2008-01-20 11:12:58) See also bug 282678.
#2: email@example.com (2008-01-23 16:23:51) Note: powertop advises "Suggestion: Disable or remove 'beagle' from your system. Beagle is the program that indexes for easy desktop search, however it's not very efficient and costs a significant amount of battery life.".
#3: firstname.lastname@example.org (2008-01-23 10:38:58) (reply to #2) Yes, this is well known and was covered extensively last year and caused by polling for battery status in some cases. 0.3.2 uses hal to detect battery status: http://email@example.com/msg03464.html
#4: firstname.lastname@example.org (2008-01-23 10:41:35) (reply to #3) Also part of it was a mono issue: http://www.nabble.com/Beagle-indexing-when-running-on-batteries-td13842939.h...