Re: Future of GNOME: Semantics

On Sun, 2008-06-15 at 12:21 +1000, Michael Gratton wrote:
> Another example would be desktop-wide searching. A front-end search tool
> would be able to scan the session bus for objects supporting this
> interface and query each in turn for applicable results, presenting them
> as such - "10 matching emails in Evolution, 20 matching notes in Tomboy"
> etc. This would mean that the existing engines (Tracker, Beagle)
> wouldn't need to write duplicate indexers for every application like
> Evolution, they can concentrate on the file system and full-text
> indexing. It also cuts down on data duplication - there isn't a copy of
> my email metadata in both Evo and Tracker and so it never needs to get
> crawled and cannot get out of sync.
this sounds quite good to deal with the 'too much disk space taken by
search engines', which indeed is too much (over 3GB here) if your home
is big
Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>

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