Re: [Tracker] Venus tracker?
- From: Sam Ruby <rubys intertwingly net>
- To: jamie <jamiemcc blueyonder co uk>
- Cc: tracker-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Tracker] Venus tracker?
- Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 14:59:54 -0500
On Fri, 2007-11-23 at 11:38 -0500, Sam Ruby wrote:
I'm looking to add better search support to Planet Venus. I first
heard about tracker as it is the default for Ubuntu Gutsy. I see in the
documentation that there is a "user definable object store (for things
like notes, playlists, contacts, etc) complete with user-definable
Taking a quick peek at the documentation, I see that the xml_filter uses
xsltproc to throw away all of the tags. I'd like to provide a different
filter that identifies some tags as user-definable properties.
If somebody can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.
We are moving over to XESAM shortly which will deprecate some of our
The next major version of tracker (0.7.0) will support xesam and this
will fundamentally change how metadata is handled and queried.
If possible I would recommend you wait til after xmas for this by which
time we should have xesam support in place
more info on xesam can be found here:
My initial interest is in loading the data. XESAM appears to be focused
on query (retrieval).
Feeds tend to have some metadata that may be of interest. E.g.: titles,
dates, author, tags, license. I'd be interested in working initially on
an Atom to XESAM ontology mapping, which could then be generalized to
RSS 1.0 and RSS 2.0.
I'm comfortable coding in C, Python, XSLT, sh, and other languages.
Working with daily builds and regenerating indexes due to incompatible
schema changes are not a problem.
- Sam Ruby
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