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Old 05-17-2005, 07:53 AM   #1
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A better Beagle


The version of Beagle that is currently (as of 17 May 05) in CVS now runs without D-BUS, making it much easier to launch and, I think, a bit more stable. Best -- the GUI for Beagle -- used to crash on me pretty often, but that seems to be fixed now.

If you manage to get Beagle to compile, it's worth trying out. It gets better all the time.

Good instructions are at http://www.beaglewiki.org/Getting_Started . I'd go with the CVS version of Beagle.

Note that you need Mono and a few other things, as specified in the Wiki pages cited above.

I'm running Slackware current on a 2.6.11 kernel.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 08:53 AM   #2
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I tried to compile it last week on FC4 Test 3, it was a nightmare. I couldn't get all the dbus dependencies sorted out. Anyway I will give it a shot again.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 11:59 AM   #3
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Re: A better Beagle

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The version of Beagle that is currently (as of 17 May 05) in CVS now runs without D-BUS, making it much easier to launch and, I think, a bit more stable. Best -- the GUI for Beagle -- used to crash on me pretty often, but that seems to be fixed now.

If you manage to get Beagle to compile, it's worth trying out. It gets better all the time.
I have had a helluva time trying to compile dbus and beagle. I will give the cvs version a try. Does it still need dbus-sharp?? I couldn't find the dbus-sharp rpms for SuSE9.2 anywhere...very frustrating..
 
Old 05-20-2005, 12:46 PM   #4
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I have had a helluva time trying to compile dbus and beagle. I will give the cvs version a try. Does it still need dbus-sharp?? I couldn't find the dbus-sharp rpms for SuSE9.2 anywhere...very frustrating..
Hmm. I don't know. I just posted the question to the Beagle list and I'll let you know if I hear anything. Even though Beagle is unleashed from dbus, I guess it still may need dbus-sharp to compile.

I figured you SuSErs would be at an advantage, since Beagle is supposed to be shipping with 9.3. There's not a Beagle package on the SuSE site? Or is it not backward compatible?
 
Old 05-20-2005, 01:25 PM   #5
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I'm told that you don't need dbus-sharp to compile the new (CVS) Beagle. From the source:

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> One question: does the CVS version still need dbus-sharp to compile?
No. There shouldn't even be any mention of D-BUS or dbus-sharp in the
build.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 03:06 PM   #6
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I'm told that you don't need dbus-sharp to compile the new (CVS) Beagle.
thats a relief - I'll try tonight when I get home - thanks dhave!
 
Old 05-20-2005, 05:29 PM   #7
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Yeah thats a relief because thats the package that caused me headaches. I will now proceed and try to install beagle.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 02:48 PM   #8
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well - no luck. I tried to compile the cvs version of beagle today and get a sytax error during autogen...

checking for System.Runtime.Remoting.dll... found
checking for System.Web.dll... found
checking for System.Web.Services.dll... found
checking for wsdl... /usr/bin/wsdl
./configure: line 20015: syntax error near unexpected token `0.23'
./configure: line 20015: `AC_PROG_INTLTOOL(0.23)'


any ideas? I will try again tomorrow, the error might be fixed by then...
 
Old 05-21-2005, 03:24 PM   #9
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./configure: line 20015: syntax error near unexpected token `0.23'
Looks suspiciously like a vestige from the dbus days. I'm not sure, though.

They dashboard-beagle list is pretty good for advice. I believe the developers hang out there. Info at:

http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listin...hboard-hackers
 
Old 05-22-2005, 02:20 AM   #10
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I had the same error using the cvs version yesterday. It seems like I will never have beagle up and running on my system, but I will keep trying.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 08:39 AM   #11
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I ain't giving up, at least not yet Just posted the error on the dashboard-hackers mailing list as suggested by dhave. Lets see if I get a bite...
 
Old 05-23-2005, 09:33 AM   #12
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I ain't giving up, at least not yet Just posted the error on the dashboard-hackers mailing list as suggested by dhave. Lets see if I get a bite...
Afaiq, I admire your, uhm, dogged persistence.

I saw that you've already gotten a reply to your list post. Let us know if that fixes your prob.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 08:14 PM   #13
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I just got it running, with dbus support, and I love it!

But I do find it kinda buggy... not crashing or anything, just something seems not quite 'production' quality about it. Makes me wonder why SuSE included it in 9.3?

Nice program.

Best is cool... and I like the idea of being able to monitor the deamon with an external program.

It took about 4 hours to go from nothing, to working install, including the time it takes to index your home folder.

Where I got stuck was compiling gmime... gave me some error about missing libs... yet I had the libs installed and in the pkg-conf path. . . other programs depending on the libs compile just fine so I guess it was a fluke.

After running into problems like this, I said screw it. No whey I'm spending that much time working around devel code for like three different projects.

I started searching between linuxpackages.net and the user contributed forum over at dropline.net and got everything I needed, up to date packages too. . . then I just compiled and installed the CVS of beagle, installed it, loaded the daemon, let it index... presto.

Oh, and I do find it a bit of a ram hogg... my lappy only has 512 megs of ram and this program pushed it past the 50% used mark on a fresh reboot... mind you I also run gnome, and a few other programs at boot time so I'm not surprized or worried. Kinda expected.

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Old 05-23-2005, 08:33 PM   #14
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I got it to install on FC4 Test 3 but it just hangs. No searches, no error messages nothing. Anyway I will try a newer cvs build whenver I get some spare time.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 09:12 PM   #15
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Afaiq, I admire your, uhm, dogged persistence.
Sweet success - needed to install intltool (as suggested by the dashboard-hackers mailing list). Once this was installed, compile went fine. Everything is working great. This was indeed worth the hassle of chasing all the issues.

Still need to figure out why I can't see my firefox and thunderbird searches... but this is just finetuning.
 
  


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