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Old 06-18-2011, 08:20 AM   #26
Iņigo
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Hi,

I got time to read and think on all this stuff.
I've written my answers on some ideas commented along this thread.
I've splitted what I don't like and what I think should be easy/powerful.
Please note I don't want to despise other people ideas, just share what I think are pros and cons.

NO:
  • Lazy indexing
    . it will stop suspend properly working so it would waste lots of battery
    . complex
  • Per-directory local global.db
    . pollutes SD file system with files only useful for some corner cases
    . SD cards don't like writings. I think this could reduce card lifetime adding more file system writings
    . add more complexity to CTB... but (I don't think) benefits are not so big
  • Search / file tracker
    . basically it's the same that DR already has in its own DB
    . could we implement a faster alternative? I doubt it

YES:
  • Setting to disable indexing
    . option to disable indexing each time system gets "card is mounted" signal
    . also an option to run indexing manually
  • A new file browser [1]
    . not a CTB substitute, alternative browsing for advanced users or people with lots of files
    . based on file browser paradigm
    . could use its own DB to speed up searches
    . integrated with DR (menu, toolbar...)
    . DB could be populated/built from an external computer

[1] People who have read my posts in this forum since some time ago already knows that this is/was a project always on my TODO list.
In fact I already have an external book manager able to generate that DB...


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