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Re: Wolfram plugin for Google Desktop Search

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  • Subject: [mg55197] Re: Wolfram plugin for Google Desktop Search
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 05:36:31 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <d15s5a$9kk$>
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John Fultz wrote:
> As some people have already discovered, we've released a plug-in we've 
> called Wolfram Notebook Indexer for Google Desktop Search.  This plug-in 
> allows GDS to index all of the Mathematica notebooks on your system, and 
> does not require Mathematica to be installed.
> This is a product which has, in some form or another, been in development 
> and use for some time in-house.  In response to the enthusiasm a number of 
> users have expressed, we decided to release a version early in the form of 
> a public beta, which you can get here...
> There's also a link to it from the Wolfram home page at
> We don't have a schedule for a final release, yet.  We'll continue 
> development on Wolfram Notebook Indexer (as well as various other related 
> searching projects we haven't announced, yet) with the help of your 
> feedback from the public beta.  As noted in the above link, bug reports and 
> suggestions for Wolfram Notebook Indexer beta should be emailed to 
> prerelease at
> John Fultz
> jfultz at
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.

Can you tell us exactly how much GDS breaches our security? Does it 
transmit information back to GOOGLE, for example - people are starting 
to get a bit paranoid about GOOGLE!

I would like to try this product if I were sure it was safe.

David Bailey

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