Kat 0.6.2 (Desktop Search Environment)
Posted on: 08/20/2005 10:28 AM

Kat is a framework designed to allow KDE applications to index and retrieve files. Metadata, fulltext and thumbnails are extracted from documents, images, mp3 and other media allowing quick and accurate information retrieval. Kat is similar to the Windows applications WhereIsIt and Google Desktop Search, the Gnome program Beagle and the OS X utility Spotlight. It is completely written in C++, using Qt3, KDE and KIO libraries. The application is based on the extensible kfile plugin architecture of KDE in order to facilitate the creation of new media managers for emerging file formats. Kat is the first KDE application using the new fulltext kfile plugins. Information retrieval relies on the powerful SQLite3 embedded database engine.

Requirements:

- libsqlite3-0
- libattr1

We're searching for:

- Developers (C++/QT3/SQL)
- Packagers (RedHat/Fedora Core, Slackware)
- Testers
- Documentation writers
- Article writers

Changelog:

- Fixed compilation errors
- Fixed detect sqlite3.h
- Added missing katdaemon dcop function
- Update katdaemon when we change exclude dir/files
- Fixed crash into oo/koffice/gnumeric plugins

- Removed duplicate code
- Now kat supports the official inotify-0.24 (Thanks to Fred Crozat)
- Created a new dialogbox to display properties of catalog
- Don't display popupmenu when it's not necessary
- Removed quit button into systray in all languages

Links:

Home Page: http://kat.sourceforge.net
Wiki: http://rcappuccio.altervista.org/wiki
IRC channel: #kat on irc.freenode.net
Forums: http://kat.sf.net/index.php?option=com_simpleboardItemid=26
WebSVN: http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/playground/base/kat/
Mailing list: http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/kat-development
KDE Apps: http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=22135



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