Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Jan 2006 18:18 UTC
KDE For the fourth consecutive year a group of KDE PIM developers followed the gracious invitation of Intevation GmbH to meet at their headquarters in Osnabrueck, Germany on the first weekend in January. As in the past years, the face-time proved very productive especially since everyone felt that with KDE 4 the time for more fundamental changes has come. By the end of the meeting the group had agreed on a vision and initial architecture for a unified, extensible storage service for PIM data and metadata, allowing all applications on the desktop fast and reliable access as well as powerful search capabilities. This service, codenamed 'Akonadi', together with intiatives like Plasma and Solid will form the basis of an exciting KDE 4 experience.
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Finally!
by dikatlon on Sun 15th Jan 2006 19:46 UTC
dikatlon
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2005-07-08

Well I love to hear this!
I have started to create an oss variant of WinFS.
I gonna stop with that, and will gladely be with the kde community to develop/help with the Akonadi project.

You cant understand how good this is - it's not just about search - it's about storage.

Edited 2006-01-15 19:50

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RE: Finally!
by superstoned on Sun 15th Jan 2006 21:10 in reply to "Finally!"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

are you allright? i'd say stop smokin' (i know what it can do to a man). YOU decided, to write, yourself, a winFS clone? ehm... i'm not sure if i have to take this seriously... akonadi is totally different, its not a filesystem. winFS might be somewhat similar to Reiser4, maybe.

i DO applaud any effort put in KDE 4, by the way.. its just that with the (of course limited) knowledge i have, i find it difficult to take the "I have started to create an OSS variant of WinFS" serious. if one whould do that alone, it would i guess take lets say 50 years?

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RE[2]: Finally!
by segedunum on Sun 15th Jan 2006 21:57 in reply to "RE: Finally!"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

YOU decided, to write, yourself, a winFS clone? ehm... i'm not sure if i have to take this seriously...

Depends what he means by WinFS.

akonadi is totally different, its not a filesystem.

Neither is WinFS. Akonad is not a filesystem? Hmmm. Doesn't quite have the same ring.

winFS might be somewhat similar to Reiser4, maybe.

No, because the parts that make WinFS work are above the filesystem, on top of NTFS.

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RE[3]: Finally!
by dikatlon on Sun 15th Jan 2006 23:40 in reply to "RE: Finally!"
dikatlon Member since:
2005-07-08

Well WinFS is not a filesystem as what segdunum writes.
It's about storing different type of objects in a database. And making it public for different applications.

For example you have a company, your hired people can be visible in your mail client cause of akonadi. And your hired people can be visible for your budget software ( where you log their money ).

You can also make relations to different objects. I mean a central api for this is wonderful.

You don't have to make an own app with an own store db like kimdaba. You can use akonadi as a central way to store that data. The relations of the pictures between last weeks football game and the pictures of this week.

It doesn't stop here.

Btw, I take WinFS in my comment - cause it's something to relate with. This video about WinFS shows in practic how a storage system could work:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/e/2/ce28874c-4f44-4dbd-bab...

Akonadi will like WinFS provide this possibility.

Edited 2006-01-15 23:48

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