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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RE[3]: Finally!
by dikatlon on Sun 15th Jan 2006 23:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Finally!"
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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:

Akonadi will like WinFS provide this possibility.

Edited 2006-01-15 23:48

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RE[4]: Finally!
by superstoned on Mon 16th Jan 2006 11:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Finally!"
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well, at first, afaik, winFS should've been a filesystem with database capabilities, indeed making such things possible. now it will be a database ON TOP of a filesystem. but still, it is tied to a filesystem, while akonadi is not. writing a filesystem with database capabilitie is entirely different than writing a common storage system for a certain kind of data (running on top of a database, which is running on a filesystem).

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