Moving Baloo forward
me at vhanda.in
Tue Jan 21 10:50:51 GMT 2014
On Tuesday 21 January 2014 02:24:01 Francesco R. wrote:
> just always use an additional database, xattrs are not the way to go.
> Managing xattrs require a conscious user, many programs by default don't
> even copy xattrs.
I disagree. It'll be easier to backup / restore xattr than it would be with
that database. Additionally, a LOT of tools do respect extended attributes (cp
with the -a flag), in contrast Nepomuk has never copied any metadata. I doubt
I can implement it with the extra database as well.
Plus, with extended attributes the metadata is never lost. With the additional
database, if the file is moved to a place which is not tracked, then the data
will be lost.
> > I still have to implement this.
> maybe start without additional metadata, but xattrs must not reach user
Nope. I really think extended attributes is the way to go. There is also an
XDG standard for extended attributes 
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