A desktop wide library of assets (video, music, photos, etc) with metadata

Registered by Ken VanDine on 2009-04-24

Should we have a desktop wide content store of media, files, etc with a common interface. Something that tracks all your files and metadata about those files. Also providing a common interface to find those files and and interact with them from various applications.

Imagine managing your photo library in f-spot, and wanting to attach a photo to an email. Choose attachments, select type of file you want (photo) and bring up a browse interface to find the photo you want to send. Same could apply to video, music, documents, etc.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Martin Pitt
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Ken VanDine
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Ken VanDine
Definition:
Obsolete
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Informational Informational
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Martin Pitt on 2009-12-03

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Before we start discussing implementation, let's come up with some ideas of what the system should do.

A project to keep in mind to solve this problem:

https://edge.launchpad.net/coisas

An infrastructural research project to see if dbus based data services can effectively allow data access to well defined classes of data from a variety of sources. Examples include, getting photos from google picasa and organising them into galleries for local consumption, accessing ipod galleries and local photos directories.

This project could supply you with the required pipes to provide data sets to all clients from multiple backends. The ideas are the same I believe.

See also GNOME Zeitgeist (not exactly the same, but related to this). https://launchpad.net/gnome-zeitgeist

Another related project which is used in Intel Moblin: http://moblin.org/projects/bickley

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