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Directions for GNOME 3.0

Directions for GNOME 3.0

Posted Oct 30, 2008 9:45 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
Parent article: Directions for GNOME 3.0

the journal is one of the worst features of the OLPC software.

there is a lot of debate over how to improve it to make it useable, or if they should just switch to a normal filesystem.

just about any programming project (including html) is just about impossible with the journal approach instead of a filesystem.

another major problem is that with auto-save the journal fills up with lots of junk that you have to wade through to try and find the stuff you care about.

if gnome tries to push everyone to use a journal it will be a really big reason to use something else, _anything_ else

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Directions for GNOME 3.0

Posted Oct 31, 2008 15:08 UTC (Fri) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183) [Link]

If the journal is not the primary means of accessing the filesystem, but just an additional database of filepaths, saved in a file on the filesystem and explicitly updated/written to by the applications creating the files then things get much better. Particularly if the file references in the journal can be tagged (automatically by the creator application or manually by the user). At a minimum, a tag naming the creator application simplifies searching greatly.

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