Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jul 2007 20:06 UTC, submitted by AdamW
KDE "PC users have volumes of information saved on their computers, most of it disconnected and disparate save for a basic directory system. The answer to connecting all the information into a local semantic Web of information is closer than you might think. Thanks to the open source NEPOMUK (Networked Environment for Personalized, Ontology-based Management of Unified Knowledge) effort, the Semantic Desktop isn't a dream; it's an emerging reality and will be here with the upcoming release of KDE 4 for the Linux desktop."
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RE[9]: I have been waiting...
by WereCatf on Mon 16th Jul 2007 10:32 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: I have been waiting..."
WereCatf
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The problem isn't the file system per se. Most any file system can have filters added for extended attributes. The problem is in file formats. Some support them, some don't and some are implemented poorly (PDF).


Umm, it's not the files themselves which should have support for extended attributes..That would require modifying _every_ single filetype that's supposed to have any metadata at all. Not gonna happen. It's the filesystem which should handle metadata, that way the filetype wouldn't matter at all as metadata would be possible on any and every file.

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