Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 31st May 2005 23:18 UTC, submitted by Robert Szeleney
SkyOS A new video from the SkyOS site shows off the IndexFeeder and the Viewer displaying live results. The video was captured in VMWare showing a few queries made over a 40GB attribute and file content indexed filesystem. There is also a document explaining a few internals of the indexing system used in SkyOS.
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here's an idea
by T Shane Bostick on Wed 1st Jun 2005 05:19 UTC

instead of archiving media files for image calalogs and music management utilities (e.g. itunes), how about archive the fingerprint instead of the path to the file. this would allow a user to organize their own files, move them around, eliminate duplicates very quickly, and still perform fast pre-cached meta-data information. Plugins would allow applications to request the indexing engine to archive particular data about certain file types/extensions.

I've always thought that these utilities should allow the user to set "auto import" directories where you place your media files. move them, no problem. rename them, no problem. as long as they are below an "auto import" directory.

I'd think even a partial checksuming algorithm would have great performance and few conflicts, probabilisticly. The real beauty would be if there was a way to let the indexing engine run on top of any filesystem, or optionally place some hooks in common ones at the driver level so that file moves and renames would be constant time updates to the indexing engine.

just an idea...