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Re: Document store support and search (RE: GNUstep Icons and look propos

From: Quentin Mathé
Subject: Re: Document store support and search (RE: GNUstep Icons and look proposal)
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 02:37:10 +0200

Le 18 août 04, à 23:22, Yen-Ju Chen a écrit :

The IconKit (hmm, not compiling _right now_ :-), but you could have a look at the source) is currently hosted in the Étoilé cvs, Étoilé is a small and innovative desktop environment project started by Quentin, organized around an advanced workspace application designed with Document store support in mind (a bit like Microsoft WinFS or Apple Spotlight) and other things, a rough description of the project can be found at https://gna.org/projects/etoile .

I'm quite interested in the "Document store support" and "search (spotlight)" part.
 I wrote MyLibrary (http://www.people.virginia.edu/~yc2w/MyLibrary)
 partly because it's hard to find a cross-platform solution.
Most meta-data file system is tied with OS, or last least, file manager. In MyLibrary, you can drag a folder into the source table (left one) and see the meta-data.
 (requires 0.4.7 and is not tested on GNUstep yet).

I'm going to try again MyLibrary, I didn't tried it lately.

 Search will come later because I need to reimplement the search GUI.
 If Étoilé has a proposal on the search GUI and MVC model,
 I would be very happy to adapt it and try to implement.

A MVC like model is planned, but if you have specific ideas on it, tell me about them… … otherwise system wide search UI will be loaded in any applications by default. If you need something specifically tailored for your application you will have to implement you own search UI, but you will be able to use the search/indexing engine provided by Étoilé precisely by the ExtendedWorkspaceKit. Last point I must say, I will not been able to provide a truly working implementation before October.


Quentin Mathé

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