Re: data base for desktop data (couchdb?)
- From: "Luis Matos" <luis matos ua pt>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: data base for desktop data (couchdb?)
- Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 13:44:36 +0100
i found, for example, mojito  a "A personal social data
server", where you can store conversations. (supporting
twitter, flickr and others )
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
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
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
in that they can pool their resources to working on the
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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