Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jun 2013 14:35 UTC
Mac OS X The third and final WWDC product I want to talk about is - of course - OS X 10.9 Mavericks. While iOS 7 was clearly the focus of this year's WWDC, its venerable desktop counterpart certainly wasn't left behind. Apple announced OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the first OS X release not to carry the name of a big cat.
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The problem with tagging
by darknexus on Thu 13th Jun 2013 16:31 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

Exactly how are you going to transfer this tag data back and forth when sharing files? I somehow doubt that emailing will allow you to send the tags, and I'd bet they're put in the Mac extra files everyone hates so much.

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RE: The problem with tagging
by jptros on Fri 14th Jun 2013 15:39 in reply to "The problem with tagging"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

Email clients don't add arbitrary mime headers to messages already... err, wait. Not saying that Mail.app in OS X 10.9 does this with tags, I'm just saying it can be done. The question is if including the way a document was tagged is useful to the recipient of an email which I'd argue that 9 times out of 10 isn't. When they receive an email with an attachment they find interesting enough to save they're probably going to tag it according to their own standards.

Edited 2013-06-14 15:43 UTC

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RE: The problem with tagging
by Vanders on Sat 15th Jun 2013 21:34 in reply to "The problem with tagging"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Tags are nothing new: BeOS had attributes from the start, various *nix filesystems also support extended attributes and even NTFS understands the concept. There are plenty of archive & compression formats that understand and can store tags/attributes; ZIP being the most obvious and popular one.

What we really need to do is get everyone to agree on a standard set of tags...

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Considering how hard it is to simply build a standard, weakly overlapping menu hierarchy for desktop applications (as done on Linux and BSD desktops), I don't expect a standard tagging hierarchy for each and every kind of file to appear anytime soon.

Edited 2013-06-16 06:44 UTC

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