Moving Baloo and Baloo-widgets into KDE SC
toddrjen at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 11:34:52 GMT 2014
On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 11:02 AM, Mario Fux KDE ML <kde-ml at unormal.org>wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 09. Januar 2014, 23.26:01 schrieb Àlex Fiestas:
> Morning Alex
> > On Thursday 09 January 2014 21:52:52 Christoph Feck wrote:
> > > But if the above scenario does not work, we should probably not
> > > introduce Baloo for KDE SC 4.x.
> > I have to disagree here.
> And I'm probably disagree with you but let me explain below.
> > We can't keep playing this conservative when we have things that are in
> > Nepomuk situation. If it is the most hated piece of software we have is
> > by chance.
> > If the breakage is minimal (which I know it is, but I will let vHanda
> > to that) I vote to replace it even if we make a bit worse the experience
> > using some weird application that nobody has heard of.
> The release schedule for 4.13 is really short (4 month). With the feature
> freeze in approx. 1.5 months, see .
> As 4.13 will be one of our last release in the 4 era I think we should be
> quite sure that we don't break anything or even more to be 110% sure to
> fallbacks, migration, APIs for Nepomuk apps to access Baloo data etc.
> And even though I know that Vishesh is doing a great and a hell of a job
> not too sure if one single person can manage all of this (not just the
> implementation but I think it needs a lot of testing as well).
> IIRC it's still not clear for all the current Nepomuk apps if they work
> 4.13. Let's try to list them again.
> - Amarok (got Nepomuk support with 2.7, will it work after 4.13?
> - Digikam (gets new Nepomuk with 4.0.0 due in May or so. Will it work)?
> - Dolphin
> - Gwenview
> - Conquiere
> - KPhotoalbum
> - Kamoso (seems so be ready in time)
> - Kdenlive (out of the most popular KDE apps, with some man power problems
> atm, ok, but nonetheless)
> - Nepomuk-webminer and Nepomuktvnamer
> - Plasma Active/Plasma mobile with Share-Like-Connect
>From what I read on the baloo page, it seems likes baloo accesses various
databases. If that is the case, instead of a bridge that copies metadata
back and forth like in nepomuk, would it be possible for programs like
Digikam and Amarok to allow baloo to access their databases directly?
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