Re: Semantics (was: Re: desktop-devel-list Digest, Vol 50, Issue 26)


I have overheard late-night tales of this epic flamewar murmured in dark
corners of many a seedy IRC channel during my inquest into the history
of GNOMish metadata magicks, but had yet to peruse the transcription
scrolls for myself. I bid you thanks for the links ;)

man, 23 06 2008 kl. 23:56 +0200, skrev Wouter Bolsterlee:
> 2008-06-23 klockan 21:01 skrev Anders Feder:
> > A subset, yes, but as Wouter points out Tracker is XESAM-based which
> > 'only' cover simple query cases, so certain advanced SPARQL queries (in
> > particular 'join'-like operations) would map rather poorly into XESAM.
> > 
> > How such queries would be handled by a translator is undefined. In
> > theory, one could do something like constructing the actual graph
> > resulting from i.e. a join operation in memory, but that is really quite
> > a hack that doesn't scale well for big data sets.
> > 
> > I've communicated with both Tracker and XESAM maintainers and they
> > appear quite skeptical about RDF/SPARQL support in the short- to
> > mid-term.
> The Tracker developers have shown to be particularly ignorant of any
> RDF/SPARQL related subjects in the past. See for example the messages I've
> sent to the "Proposing Tracker for inclusion into GNOME 2.18" thread [1] on
> desktop-devel-list one and a half years ago: [2--7]. The messages linked to
> are all by me, but you may also find the comments by Ross Burton useful. The
> thread is quite large so don't even try to read all of it... :)
>   mvrgr, Wouter
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Anders Feder <lists anders feder dk>

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