Not The Unix Way?
Posted Jul 6, 2007 12:33 UTC (Fri) by MathFox
In reply to: Not The Unix Way?
Parent article: Mandriva adds a semantic layer to the KDE 4 desktop
If the "semantic interface" is simple enough to use in KDE-C++, it shouldn't be too hard to create a GNOME-C adapter for it.
About metadata belonging *in* the files: In what file do you store a relation between files? Furthermore there is the "minor" problem that many file formats don't support metadata of the format required for the semantic layer, it would require tools that can handle "all file formats". And performing a complete file system scan to collect all metadata is a costly operation. I would think about a database that identifies files by hashes of the file contents; such a scheme could work with "off line storage" too.
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