Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 22nd Jul 2006 00:34 UTC
General Development Robert Love posted in his blog some interesting screenshots: Thanks to beaglefs, a FUSE-based filesystem written by him that creates a real filesystem subtree from the results obtained from a beagle query) he was able to get a "people" subdirectory, with subdirectories named as your contacts, icons, and inside every directory links to all the documents related with that contact.
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RE: Nice!
by Kitty on Sat 22nd Jul 2006 07:22 UTC in reply to "Nice!"
Kitty
Member since:
2005-10-01

Well, you _can_ save searches in Gnome since Nautilus got some search integration. On my FC5 it works with the Beagle backend by default, but in theory the backend is pluggable, and I think a working alternative is the "tracker" project search.

It's not right there in your face, though, so in the eventuality that it just slipped under your radar:
1) Open any folder, so that you have a Nautilus menu
2) Places > Search (or CTRL+F)
3) Build your query adding the criteria you're interested in
4) File > Save Search
There, you've got your "virtual folder".

There's been some discussion on the mailing list about the best way to make this process easier and much more visible to end users.
Of course this is an abstraction at Filemanager level, much different from a FUSE virtual directory, but having a swappable backend has some convenience. We'll see how it all comes together.
/K

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RE[2]: Nice!
by sogabe on Sat 22nd Jul 2006 22:25 in reply to "RE: Nice!"
sogabe Member since:
2006-04-27

Kitty,

I use Ubuntu, and I don't seem to find a way to build a query from Places > Search. All this does is open the standard Beagle window, which does not have a File menu.

Maybe Ubuntu is different from Fedora, or am I missing something?

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RE[3]: Nice!
by Kitty on Sun 23rd Jul 2006 05:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice!"
Kitty Member since:
2005-10-01

I use Ubuntu, and I don't seem to find a way to build a query from Places > Search. All this does is open the standard Beagle window, which does not have a File menu.

Just to clarify: if you go Places > Search in the Gnome panel menu, it will indeed open your standard Beagle search.
But what I was referring to was going Places > Search in the menu of _any Nautilus window_, that's why i said as a first step to open any folder.
That's one more hint on how poor this current implementation is from a UI point of view is, as two identical menu titles and two identical menu items will lead to very different outcomes.

You should end up with the "query builder" you can see at http://www.gnome.org/~davyd/gnome-2-14/ under "Searching for Love". You didn't specify which Ubuntu release you're using but since the Beagle search is integrated, I assume it will be using Gnome 2.14?

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