Re: data base for desktop data (couchdb?)

i found, for example, mojito [0] a "A personal social data server", where you can store conversations. (supporting twitter, flickr and others [1])


Em Wed, 15 Jul 2009 06:43:14 -0400
 "Brian J. Murrell" <brian interlinx bc ca> escreveu:
On Wed, 2009-07-15 at 11:13 +0200, Olav Vitters wrote:
What is the point / purpose / use-case? Why would it be better if it all
uses the same method?

I think there are better use-cases than Luis originally came up with. Music is a great example. On the Gnome side of the fence we have both Rhythmbox and Banshee (and probably others). Their overlap in functionality is quite large and thus they more or less do the same thing. At their core they do exactly the same thing. They just wrap
that with different eye-candy and features.

But really, there is no reason why they can't or shouldn't be using the same store for their music metadata as they even store much of the same metadata. And additionally, there's no reason why non-gnome flavours of the same kind of app. cannot use that store as well. There is nothing
really "gnome" about it.

NNTP is another example. We have Pan and we have Evolution. Why don't they both store and access news in the same place -- at least as an option. Given the establishment of evolution-data-server, it would be nice for Pan to leverage that if it's present and/or the user chooses

And since we have EDS, why should other mail/news utilities not leverage it either, i.e like Thunderbird. And calendar tools like Sunbird, etc.

This commonality has more than one benefit. It benefits the developers in that they can pool their resources to working on the core technology, making it better, and it benefits the users as their data is easily
accessible from more than one client/tool.

Oh, yes, and let's not forget tracker and beagle.

Maybe many of these common data storage problems need to be pushed down
from gnome towards the freedesktop standards.


Luis F. C. Matos
Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica
Universidade de Aveiro

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