Re: Designing "Finding and Reminding"

On Tue, 2011-05-03 at 19:32 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:

> If we're modifying applications, the focus should be on adding API to
> GTK+ to accommodate whatever it is the design calls for.  In this
> case, GtkRecentManager seems like a good fit.

"Normal" apps which deal with files already use GtkRecentManager to log
the files you edit.  Zeitgeist in turn monitors your
~/.recently-used.xbel and populates its log from it.  So, those apps
don't need changes.

It's certainly possible to modify GtkRecentManager to log to Zeitgeist
directly, and keep it as a wrapper API.  But for now, things work
perfectly as they are.

Apps which don't deal in files don't use GtkRecentManager, and *those*
do require changes to log to Zeitgeist directly.  Web browsers, IM
clients, etc.  The Zeitgeist-dataproviders are exactly this kind of
extensions to various apps.


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