I sent out a pre release of Tracker to interested parties to demonstrate its powerful search and metadata handling capabilities.
Tracker can already do Google/Beagle style searches but more interestingly it can also do RDF queries too which means you can search for stuff by specific criteria. The criteria can include all your own custom metadata too as well as the standard ones specified in the File Metadata spec
The To Do list for Tracker is now shrinking with the following major features to be done :
- Optionally use an Inotify integrated Gnome-VFS for file monitoring
- Optionally use GConf for settings and for accessing registered thumbnailers.
The other cool feature of Tracker is its non-bloated implementation, high performance and low low memory usage (at typically 3MB to 6MB ram used it uses up to 10x less memory than beagle whilst offering more functionality).