|| ||Joe Shaw <joeshaw-AT-novell.com>|
|| ||Beagle hackfest at GNOME Summit|
|| ||Wed, 11 Oct 2006 23:46:32 -0400|
We had a hackfest at the GNOME Summit in Boston this past weekend.
Here's a quick rundown of the things people decided to work on:
* Me - Working on updating the indexer to better handle support
of user-provided metadata. Originally my plan was to store
metadata in an sqlite database and use Lucene for text search,
but having worked on the implementation since the summit this
doesn't look very feasible. More investigation on the Lucene
side needs to be done.
* Fredrik Hedberg - Work on merging the two Google Summer of
Code projects to add networking support to Beagle. One half of
the project was the main search support, which is done over
HTTP, and the second half is Avahi support so that other Beagle
servers around you are autodetected.
* Aaron Bockover and Daniel Drake - Moving our audio filters
over to using taglib-sharp instead of entagged-sharp, which is
now deprecated and unmaintained. I think the work here is now
mostly done, but it's not in CVS yet.
* Gabriel Burt - Looked into increased integration of Beagle and
F-Spot. Not sure what the result of this was.
* Dan Winship - As a broader goal desktop goal, decided to look
into moving Beagle to Cmake and learn its strengths and
weaknesses. It sounds like there are a lot of weaknesses, at
least within using it in GNOME.
* Robert Love - Hanger on; spell checker; incorrectly
attributing typos to me.
Later, Bastien Nocera talked to me about creating a video filter based
on Totem. He implemented it, and it's now waiting on my lazy ass to
commit it: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=361047
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