Commit fc4a3248 authored by Jamie McCracken's avatar Jamie McCracken

updates to README

svn path=/trunk/; revision=639
parent 8493e354
2007-07-09 Patch from Tshepang Lekhonkhobe <>
* README: updates
* Low Memory mode added to config file
* Deskbar handler README
2007-07-09 Jamie McCracken <jamiemcc at gnome org>
* Optimized tracker_debug and related logging funcs
* Made use of Setrlimit for limiting memory specific to i386 arch (its buggy on amd64)
* updated to latest gtk xdgmime
2007-07-09 Patch from Jason Kivlighn <>
......@@ -138,7 +148,11 @@
* Added OnlyShowIn to desktop file
* Added missing config var in
2007-04-28 Tshepang Lekhonkhobe <>
* src/trackerd/trackerd.c:
* src/trackerd/trackerd-utils.c: Fix verbosity code
* README: added a note on how to change inotify limits
2007-06-30 Patch from Anders Rune Jensen <>
......@@ -193,7 +193,9 @@ parameters to EG ./ --disable-fam)
--disable-preferences : disables the tracker-preferences capplet
--enable-deskbar-applet : enables support for deskbar applet
--enable-deskbar-applet : enables support for deskbar applet; also refer to
python/deskbar-handler/README (from the root of the source directory) for
further instructions on how to get this working
--disable-gui : disables building of tracker-search-tool
......@@ -241,6 +243,12 @@ with it on full throttle without experiencing slow downs.
You can specify directory roots to be excluded from being watched or indexed
by passing -e directory for each directory root
You can specify logging verbosity by passing --verbosity. Valid values are
from 0 to 3, ranging from least to most verbose respectively.
Yet another option is --language which allows for specifying the language to
use for stemmer and stop-words list.
All the above options (and more) can be set by editing ~/.config/tracker.cfg
which is created with specific defaults when non-existent (EG when
trackerd is ran for the first time). Ensure that you restart trackerd for the
......@@ -253,6 +261,9 @@ EG:
An additional option, introduced during the 0.6 development cycle, is the
--reindex option which indexes user data from scratch, removing the need to
remove Tracker database manually.
On the first run, Tracker will automatically create a new database and start
populating it with metadata by browsing through the user's home directory (or
...... is a (gnome) deskbar handler providing the results of a tracker powered search in deskbar. is a (gnome) deskbar-handler providing the results of a
Tracker-powered search in deskbar-applet.
* python-dev (>= 2.3)
* python-gtk2-dev (>= 2.3)
* deskbar-applet (>= 2.14.2)
* tracker(>= 5.0)
If you use Ubuntu these can be installed via apt-get with this command:
sudo apt-get install python-dev deskbar-applet
sudo apt-get install python-dev python-gtk2-dev deskbar-applet
cp ./*.py ~/.gnome2/deskbar-applet/handlers/
you can eventually change the number of results from Tracker the deskbar handler displays around line #22:
(default is 2)
you can eventually change the number of results deskbar-handler displays
around line #22 of the source code (default is 10):
......@@ -2267,6 +2267,8 @@ tracker_load_config_file ()
"# Log Verbosity - Valid values are 0 (displays/logs only errors), 1 (minimal), 2 (detailed), and 3 (debug)\n",
"# Minimizes the use of memory but may slow indexing down\n",
"# List of directory roots to index and watch seperated by semicolons\n",
"WatchDirectoryRoots=", g_get_home_dir (), ";\n",
......@@ -2326,6 +2328,9 @@ tracker_load_config_file ()
tracker->verbosity = g_key_file_get_integer (key_file, "General", "Verbosity", NULL);
if (g_key_file_has_key (key_file, "General", "LowMemoryMode", NULL)) {
tracker->use_extra_memory = !g_key_file_get_boolean (key_file, "General", "LowMemoryMode", NULL);
/* Watch options */
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