Thunar new feature: metadata-tile, tag-bar and search.
E.R.M.Davidson at sms.ed.ac.uk
Mon Aug 18 16:51:43 CEST 2008
Alexandru Tudose wrote:
> I have created a meta data tile for thunar that will show meta data
> from selected file, it use tracker as backend (really fast indexer).
> At the bottom is a tag bar where user can add/remove different tags to
> one or many selected files, on tag click will start search for that
> keyword. To be fully in use it require that tracker is running, to
> fetch tags and other metadata of selected files, but it looks quiet
> good without tracker. When user click's on Size label it will show
> exact size of selected files (even in trash/search directory).
> Also I implemented search in thunar-vfs with tracker, see
> thunar-vfs-io-search.c . It's a really simple implementation, a search
> uri will start with: /search:// /after that we can include any
> keyword. This is done with a new THUNAR_VFS_PATH_SCHEME_SEARCH =
> 0x20000000 to represent search uri (THUNAR_VFS_PATH_SCHEME_MASK will
> get a new value 0x60000000 from previous one 0x40000000). Search uri
> will be represented as a readonly directory (it can work with
> read/write permission).
> If tile is minimized it will work like a status bar, there will be no
> additionally overhead to thunar.
> To compile it need to recreate makefile.in <http://makefile.in>:
> xdt-autogen --disable-maintainer-mode
> So please test it and tell me your opinions, I want this to be
> included in thunar.
So do I.
I do think it would be nicer down the right-hand side though. It would
make the thumbnail a lot bigger and give a structured Date: newline
Type: newline look.
How will this work with the new GVfs?
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