Re: New module proposal: tracker

On Tue, 2009-08-18 at 21:21 +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Tue, 18.08.09 21:09, Patryk Zawadzki (patrys pld-linux org) wrote:
> > 
> > On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 8:57 PM, Lennart Poettering<mztabzr 0pointer de> wrote:
> > > (I don't want to create the impression that I am opposed to the idea
> > > of a desktop search engine. I actually do believe it makes sense, but
> > > really, you need to do a better job selling the specific technology
> > > tracker does.)
> > 
> > Don't think of the RDF store as Google where you enter two words and
> > get back top 10 results. Think of it as a database that has all kinds
> > of weird relations for different objects. You could ask it for the
> > track that was playing while you were looking at lolcat images
> > on the second day od GCDS while chatting with people whose last name
> > contained a lowercase "n" :)
> > 
> > More real life examples:
> > 
> > - show me all the party pics
> > - give me files and data related to gnome bug #123
> > - list all the files I received from Lennart during the last week
> > (over Jabber, e-mail etc.)
> Nice idea, but is this even realistic? How's a UI for this supposed to
> look like? I mean, Google is so awesome because you type stuff in a
> text field with only a minimal syntax requirements and will spit out
> useful stuff.
> But how would you expose in the UI a search mask that allows you to
> formulate queries like "give me files and data related to gnome bug
> #123"? Are you planning to duplicate the bugzilla search form in the
> GNOME Search interface? If that's the case, then wooooww, stop right
> there!
Nat's dashboard could make sense for this, where you have related items
to the stuff you're doing, like when you're writing a mail to Lennart,
see all IM logs, mails, commits, etc related to that?

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