The Effect of the KDE Plasma Baloo File Indexing and File Search Framework on System Performance

March 11, 2018, 6 p.m.

The KDE PLasma Desktop Environment's File Indexing and File Searching backend, Baloo, is an extremely fast and useful tool of the Plasma DE. It enables among other features, krunner's extremely fast population of search results. Unfortunately, depending on its configuration, it can cause intermittent unresponsiveness during its initial indexing. Having been introduced to the Phoronix Test Suite, I thought I would use it to measure the impact of baloo on system performance. This ...


Adding a Custom Layout to LyX

Sept. 30, 2018, 6 p.m.

LyX, referred to as "The Document Processor" by its developers and maintainers, greatly simplifies the process of preparing documents with TeX/LaTeX, by hiding much of the details of its LaTeX beackend (which hides the pain of its TeX backend). It does however require users to convert LaTeX formats into native its native formats in certain case. This article provides some hints on creating a LyX layout from a LaTeX class.