Moving Baloo forward

Martin Klapetek martin.klapetek at
Mon Jan 20 22:56:09 GMT 2014

On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 1:53 PM, Jonathan Marten
<jjm2 at>wrote:

> Vishesh Handa <me at> writes:
> >
> Thanks for producing that useful page, and of course for all your past
> and current work on Nepomuk and Baloo.  There is one statement there
> that makes me a little concerned:
> "This metadata is now stored with the extended attributes of the file
> instead of storing it in a separate database."
> Am I right in assuming that this means xattr?  If so, would there be
> implications for cases where those extended attributes may not get
> preserved or are not supported:
> - simple copy/move of a file using cp/mv (with the default options)
> - copy/move of a file using KIO
> - network file systems (NFS or SMB)
> - backup/restore
> - FAT filesystems
> - platforms other then Linux
> Hoping that none of those will make normal use impossible, but if
> there would be problems or workarounds needed with any of these then
> they ought to be addressed early.

Vishesh, what about these^ ? I've seen the same concerns raised on the
digikam ML.

Martin Klapetek | KDE Developer
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