After reading your comments on my last blog about the next steps in Nepomuk and discussing with several people I decided to revise my plan for the next half year. Instead of directly diving into cool new features I will start with four very simple but very important topics:
- Fix all the crashes (and as many of the other bugs as possible) that have been reported on bugs.kde.org.
- Improve the Nepomuk startup time and lower the IO usage during Nepomuk startup.
- Fix any left-over issues in libstreamanalyzer (aka the strigi lib, used for file indexing in Nepomuk), meaning proper indexing of all files. This includes pdf problems, source code files, fonts, and others that might still be problematic.
- Properly show the search excerpts in Dolphin.
Four rather simple points that make a lot of difference for a lot of people. You should get exactly what you want from the fundraiser and nothing is more important for users and application developers alike than stability and performance. A fact that I sometimes loose sight of due to my “researchy” way of working.
Only once this is finished will I get back to creating cool new ways to expose the semantic desktop (in a stable system).
Hoping that this new focus in my work matches the needs of most of you let me spam you again with these two buttons:
Thanks again for your support, for your donations, but also for spreading the word on your blogs, on twitter, providing translations, and for the many encouraging comments. It is great to be part of the KDE community and I hope that it can last for a very long time.