Often advanced globbing of zsh is really enaugh. Want to edit a source file of which you know the name but have no idea where it is?
This would be so much better on a SSD.Code:vim src/**/*some-unique-beginnning-of-a-fil[tab][tab]
Beagle has been replaced long time ago with Tracker as far as Gnome is concerned.
Tracker indexes filenames, content, mimetypes, and other metadata. Programs can use it for doing things like locating all the music files in your home directory.
It's fast, only uses a fraction of the RAM beagle did, and is now pretty mature and low-impact. It has no problems even running on a very low-resource machine.
I've used it with Rygel for automatically indexing all my media files and then sharing them out on the local LAN using uPNP. That way my PS3 can autodiscover them and I can watch all my downloaded movies and listen to music in the living room without having to hook anything extra up. No configuration, no farting around with transcoding scripts, or abhorent web GUIs, just starts and goes. No effort.
It's pretty cool stuff.
Zeitgeist will use it also.
That way you can use the same search/indexing back end for a lot of different applications.
Well, simply put, the PS3 is the worst piece of shit media-player there ever was, and Sony is all to blame. I resigned and bought a TVix for 100 dollars (600 Swedish kronor) and suddenly Christ has come down upon my apartment and LAN and blessed me with playback that actually works without hours of configuration. And I'm actually an atheist!
Edit: woops, slightly off topic...
Put down the crack pipe or stop snorting crushed Ritalin or whatever you do before you start going down that particular mental rabbit hole.Are you kidding me? My PS3 can play like 5% of all the downloaded movies (what's that? mkv you say? I say, "NAAAY!") without transcoding. Mediatomb can transcode (via ffmpeg/mplayer of course) but that support also changes depending on the version of the codec. Plus it also means that I am unable to fast-forward/rewind in the files. If anything goes wrong with the transcoding I'm unable to resume where I was, etc etc etcet ecet eceteac gAAAAhAhAHAHAHH!
Rygel transcodes media on the fly. It uses gstreamer, which can use ffmpeg or a half a dozen other codec libraries. I believe that ffwd and reverse works. Can't double check that now.
Slightly off topic, but very silly.Edit: woops, slightly off topic...
Sorry, I don't have a xbox360 so I don't know.Also, I've had no luck getting rygel to be recognized with my xbox360. Any tips?
Yes. But I think the problem is that nobody has really exposed a transparent way to integrate desktop search. So unless you want to go out of your way to use it then it's just going to use up resources. Not a big hitter like beagle, but still reading files and indexing things does cause some contention.I love tracker but I wish my feelings were reciprocated by the gnome devs. Gnome needs tracker.
Hopefully Zeitgeist and related software will provide the integration that tracker needs to be made 'turned on by default' and get a bit more love.
Last edited by drag; 11-23-2011 at 08:46 AM.