Plugin for bookmark search

Registered by Joshua "Youlysses " S. Grant on 2010-06-29

bookmark functionality added under places in view.
with "local directories" (like in a bookmark folder stored on your actual computer)
and syncing via google (like in chrome stored on your google account )

see a mockup here:http://bit.ly/ejAM9D

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Started by
Clifton Mulkey on 2010-09-18

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[jancborchardt 2010-07-07]
That would be great as a plugin. As don’t have the skills to implement it, here are some pointers for future reference:

How GnoMenu does it
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~gnomenu-team/gnomenu/trunk/annotate/head%3A/src/lib/gnomenu/bookmarks.py

Do plugins for bookmark search
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~do-plugins/do-plugins/trunk/files/head:/Chromium/
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~do-plugins/do-plugins/trunk/files/head:/Firefox/
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~do-plugins/do-plugins/trunk/files/head:/Epiphany/

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[cmulk 2010-09-17]

A prototype for a Firefox bookmarks search plugin is now available in the branch lp:~milky2313/cardapio/firefox-bookmarks.
The only problem I am having at this point is how to update the plugin when the bookmarks change in Firefox. Currently the Firefox bookmarks are stored in an sqlite database that stores a lot of other information as well. Unfortunately, the database file is changed much too often for a simple file monitor to be effective for detecting bookmark changes.

If anyone has any ideas, please let me know!!

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[cmulk 2010-11-27]

A question for everyone: Would you like it better to have separate plugins for firefox and chrome/ium bookmark searching or one plugin, "Web Bookmarks" that can handle them both?

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[jancborchardt 2010-11-27]
I’d vote for the »Web Bookmarks« and make it browser agnostic. The result icons could reflect if it’s Chromium, Firefox, etc. That way we don’t need a new plugin every time a new browser is supported but rather use only one.

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[cmulk 2010-11-28]
I agree, in fact a prototype is now available at the related web-bookmarks branch

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