Re: Beagle presence on Wikipedia


On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 1:33 PM, Nirbheek Chauhan
<nirbheek chauhan gmail com> wrote:
>  Actually, I think he was referring to the fact that MacOSX's Spotlight
>  and Vista's Instant Search were mentioned, but Beagle which predates
>  both of them wasn't.
>  "Apple Computer's Mac OS X operating system supports cataloguing and
>  searching for file metadata through a feature known as Spotlight, as
>  of version 10.4. Microsoft worked in the development of similar
>  functionality with the Instant Search system in Windows Vista, as well
>  as being present in SharePoint Server. Linux implements file metadata
>  using extended file attributes."

I read that section as Spotlight indexing the metadata itself stored
on the file system, which Beagle doesn't really do.  Beagle does use
that file system metadata for its own bookkeeping, though.


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