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

2008/6/23 Wouter Bolsterlee <uws+gnome xs4all nl>:
> 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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However insulted some people will feel by Wouter's comments I beg; can
we please stop this thread here?


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