Kerry Beagle
Utilities
Description:

Kerry Beagle is a KDE frontend for the Beagle desktop search daemon.

RPMs of Kerry and Beagle for SUSE Linux 10.1 are available at http://software.opensuse.org/download/home:/Beineri/
Last changelog:

10 years ago

- utilize kabc Beagle backend again
- show phone numbers in kabc hits
- don't stop Beagle when quitting
- don't display "(still searching)" - may make dialog too wide
- info icon, longer timeout and more informative about beagleindex popup
- remove major resource hog/blocking for certain results
- translation updates

stalin2000

7 years ago

Because it forgets what it has already found. At least on debian Lenny it does NOT work proberly! - NOT STABLE

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espinosa001

7 years ago

Kerry does not have any dedicated homepage. That is

The only way how to get sources is through SVN. There are no source code packages not even for release as far as I know. Except those made for and by each distribution.

Source code can be viewed at:
http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/extragear/utils/kerry/

It was there moved recently, old location was in http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/kdereview it is no longer valid!


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strAin

9 years ago

How do I set Kerry Beagle to include Mozilla Thunderbird mail when indexing?

I tried adding directory, but it would not allow hidden directories, i.e. /home/myname/.thunderbird

Kerry Beagle is a super app, but it must index everything...

strAin

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neversfelde

10 years ago

nice application. Thanks for that.
How can I prevent the beagle desktop search frontend from start beneath kerry?

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brazzmonkey

10 years ago

how come it's such a hassle to install ? i don't care about ./configure, make, make install as long as it's straightforward... i'm running kubuntu and this is the first time i'm not able to figure out how to properly install a program...

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jlherren

10 years ago

You fail to mention what didn't work for you... It actually *is* supposed to be a straightforward ./configure, make, make install. (And it was for me.) The only mistake would be to install it in a different place than KDE itself.

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brazzmonkey

10 years ago

sorry, my mistake. i use it on kubuntu edgy (6.10), it looks like the install process goes fine, but it doesn't run. configure, make, make install return no error except if i use an unproper prefix. otoh it works fine with arch linux... so i suspect this is a (k)ubuntu issue and will stick with an older version for now, though i really appreciate the latest improvement.

apart from that, i encounter a few locales problems with kubuntu : accentuated chars in filenames are not interpreted correctly (using utf-8). once again, i works fine with arch linux so i suspect (k)ubuntu to be the culprit.

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bugmenot1234

9 years ago

kbuntu is based on debian so try apt-get install kerry

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jlherren

10 years ago

Really useful app!

Opening the configuration dialog didn't work for me either at first (from both, within kerry and kcontrol). Then I figured out I should install kerry in the same $PREFIX as KDE and everything would work fine. Maybe ./configure should warn about this.

For some reason, opening emails from kerry doesn't work, it merely starts a new thunderbird folder window.

Would also be nice if it would stop asking me whether I want it to start when I log in, every time I exit it.

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jordimarch

10 years ago

Hi,

check your mimetypes so messages of type rfc:822 are opened with kmail --view or something like that.

Reg.,
Jordi

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jordimarch

10 years ago

Hi again,

configure dialog doesn't show up in my box.

Mandriva Cooker + kerry 0.2.1 + beagle 0.14. Besides, I think kerry's configure dialog hasn't worked properly since 0.2.x versions in my machines, with different versions of beagle and both binary kerry versions and compiled ones.

Any idea of how to debug it? strace doesn't say too much (or with lots of noise) to my knowhow.

Thanks,
J.

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jordimarch

10 years ago

OK, finally found the configure dialog (under kcontrol). By the way, don't know why the button dialog doesn't open it...

So the only problem still remains with the fewer results compared to those of std. beagle-search.

Regards,
Jordi

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jordimarch

10 years ago

Greetings.

Great app., but I've got a serious problem with it. I've noticed I get fewer results using kerry than using standard beagle-search or even kbeaglebar.

I've noticed it mostly on .doc, .ppt and files alike, but I don't know if that's related or not...

Jordi

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CptnObvious999

10 years ago

Is there any plans to allow Strigi to be the backend as it seems faster to me.

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lefou

10 years ago

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zero1

10 years ago

sometimes, the results would come longer than normal. maybe more than 10 seconds or even up to 20. this is not kerry's fault. but it would be very nice if some "busy icon" on the current search was shown. something to tell you that it's still searching.. .

thanks!

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AbsintheSyringe

10 years ago

Very nice, just keep it updated man.

Besides that very nice.

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Headrush

10 years ago

Very nice. Any plans to add realtime update of search results?

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stefbon

10 years ago

Hello,

I would like to try this, and I have to install everuthing from source.

Now I've got Mono installed
(and sqlite and gtk+-sharp)
I had to install the latest version of glib and gtk+. No problem, but now when I want to install beagle, it complains it can't find gconf-sharp. When I search I only find links pointing to gtk+-sharp.... I've installed that already.... when I look the source of I find this gconf-sharpe-2.0.pc file is there, but it isn't installed.

The same for gnome-sharpe-2.0.pc.

What's wrong??

Stef Bon

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shame

11 years ago

There's no need to compile on suse 10.1?
I'm running 10.1 and kerry is in the menus but when I try to run it complains it is missing shared libraries but doesn't even tell me which ones are missing.

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EazyVG

11 years ago

Hi there.

May I ask when are you plannig to update the Kerry interface to what beagle-search provides. I find Kerry's UI obsolete as to what the later has.

Thank You.

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binner

11 years ago

I have no schedule when to add a grouped view. Maybe someone other has time first? Kerry is hosted in KDE's SVN.

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kraus

11 years ago

...but why is the build process such a pain ?
Unsermake is hardly available (it doen's have a website) and even after installing ist it fails (ImportError: No module named unsermake, guess my system still lacks of any obscure unsermake library).

Why not using scons/bksys or anything that's approximately usable ?

But except that, I love that app. Great work. Thanks.

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binner

11 years ago

I redid the tarball, simply forgot to turn off unsermake for that :-).

To learn about unsermake visit http://wiki.kde.org/unsermake

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jcphil

11 years ago

Each time I run configure it claims I don't have libbeagle installed. I do have that installed. It came with Beagle and it installed in /us/local/lib. I tried updating PKGCONFIG_PATH to point to the .pc file. That didn't help either. Beagle is version beagle-0.2.5 built from source. So what might actually get it to build?

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10 years ago

- utilize kabc Beagle backend again
- show phone numbers in kabc hits
- don't stop Beagle when quitting
- don't display "(still searching)" - may make dialog too wide
- info icon, longer timeout and more informative about beagleindex popup
- remove major resource hog/blocking for certain results
- translation updates

Filename Version Description Filetype Packagetype License Downloads Date Filesize Install
Score 81%
81.00 Likes
19 Dislikes
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0.2.1
updated Dec 04 2006
added Mar 23 2006
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