Re: GnomeVFS ioctls, live metadata and dead metadata

On Wed, 2002-11-20 at 17:23, Alex Graveley wrote:
> > I don't think it is cool. Nobody has yet been able to say why a generic 
> > API with add-hoc names and add-hoc parsing of metadata values are better 
> > than libraries for specific uses.
> What I've always pictured was useful data to show in a generic preview
> pane, and file searching/filtering integrated with "content" metadata,
> all cached and indexed.  Things like saved searches or rhythmbox being
> able to ask vfs for all files "by this artist, on this album, locally or
> on the network, with these mime-types".

	Good grief; you want to build a database into gnome-vfs as well now ?!



 mmeeks gnu org  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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