Re: Beagle presence on Wikipedia

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 1:08 AM, Joe Shaw <joe joeshaw org> wrote:
>  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.

/me reads up on what all Spotlight does

Ah, I see, so Spotlight also indexes the filesystem metadata. I took
the phrase "file metadata" from the wikipedia article in the wrong
context -- content attributes rather than filesystem metadata.

~Nirbheek Chauhan

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