> On 6/1/05, CP Hennessy <cp.hennessy at openapp.biz> wrote:
>> On Wednesday 01 June 2005 13:47, Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
>> > Bernhard Rohrer wrote:
>> > > Longhorn is planning to give us tools for information organisation
>> > > beyond file system hierarchy. This is an imprtant step. Does anybody
>> > > know what the open source community plans in response?
>> > >
>> > > cheers
>> > >
>> > > Bernhard
>> > Do you mean the abortive WinFS ?
>> > My spider senses tell me ReiserFS (5?), will sing and dance just like
>> > WinFS.... expect you don't have to rely on Microsoft releasing
>> > in 2-3 months for critical updates.
>>>> ReiserFS4 ( http://www.namesys.com ) has an infrastructure to add meta
>> data to the filesystem in what sounds like "funky" ways. I've not heard
>> any implementations yet tho.
>>>> Maybe you'd consider beagle ( I think that it is a gnome project ).
>>>> However consider that adding meta data to files in your filesystem is
>> only one
>> part of the problem, getting all of the apps to use this feature and
>> them to use it in a way you find useful is another problem completely.
>> What I want is a kernel module that filters all the files in /music so
> that I can find thes same files under these paths simultaneously
>> /music/artist/cold play
>> This should be more usefull that using beagle as any application get
> make use of it.
>> It looks like http://www.irisa.fr/LIS/LISFS/ might do this but I
> haven't downloaded it yet.
And whats wrong with using "updatedb" & then simply "locate" ?
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