did this idea fell into a blachole?

On 17 oct. 2001, Christian Glodt had an idea whose implementation could
have helped me a lot :

>From: Christian Glodt <christian glodt ist lu>
      * To: Nautilus List <nautilus-list lists eazel com>
      * Subject: Re: [Nautilus-list] monitoring the metafiles..
      * Date: 17 Oct 2001 20:14:29 +0200


>> It just occurred to me that another possibility would be talking to the
>> Nautilus metadata server using CORBA. Just before we released Nautilus 1.0,
>> we changed things so that all metadata I/O is done by a server (which is
>> currently in the Nautilus executable) so that metadata changes by components
>> would not trample over changes being made in Nautilus and vice versa.

>maybe just write a command-line client program for this metadata server
>and distribute it with nautilus. Scripts would use the client program to
>change/query the metadata:

>$ nautilus-meta-client somefile --set-emblem=Important
>$ nautilus-meta-client somefile --set-icon=icon.svg

>This could even be extended to allow further remote-controlling of

>$ nautilus-meta-client somefile --move-to-trash


>$ nautilus-meta-client somefile --view	#use default viewer
>$ nautilus-meta-client somefile --view-with=eog-component

>I think anyone can imagine the possibilities that such a tool would make

>Christian Glodt

Any news about that?

      * References: 
              * Re: [Nautilus-list] monitoring the metafiles.. 
                      * From: Darin Adler


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