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Hi there! [May. 10th, 2004|12:45 pm]
Arvind Narayanan
Just joined on this site. The last time I checked it out you had to pay or get invited. Anyway I plan to get a paid account if this goes well for a month or two. Let's see.

I'm using drivel to post this. Its very nice. You should try it if you're using linux.

Update: drivel lets me update my entries. Easy and intuitive. I haven't found out how to do that from the web interface yet, so I'm going to be sticking with drivel.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-06-07 05:45 am (UTC)

What about File properties?

When it comes down to organization, we can't organize things for people, like many people already have pointed out. We have to provide tools so that they can organize themselves. We are actually talking about two diferent problems: the first one is realted to UI interface. Yes, I agree, tasks should be only clicks away from being well executed. And interface should be well integrated so that we should not have to understand how, or why it works, althought those things should be "visible" enought that should I want to learn, I can.

The other problem is related to file organization, and that's whole new story. In this sense, this is one the most beautiful things about Rhythmbox: it requires you to give categories, names, attributes to the files. Then it allows you to search, with categories, without the need to specify which ones. So Jane rips her CD, but before she does, she is required to give the file a name, and thought the IDv2, she gives an artist name, a music style, a rating, an album name, a subject of lyrics. Hell she can specify many things. When she searchs, she doesn't have to worry about where she put that file. All she needs to know is one of the informations that would lead her to that file. That's how she find her things.

If Gnome would adopt that same system for all files. Then file organization would be breeze. This would certainly resolve about 50% of the problems which the author has suggested solutions, without the need to implement clumsy ~\Music, Images, Photos, Documents, etc... folders.

IMHO and Request for Coments.
Fabio dos Santos
Brasil.
rsf3 at ig dot com dot br.
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