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Old 06-20-2010, 12:42 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Starson17 View Post
Yes, it would, but why would anyone use rot-13 shifted names? They only make sense if you are trying to prevent users from direct access, and providing an option to make direct access easy is contrary to that.



I agree - it's a programming point of view, but I'd like to see the effort for such a major rewrite justified. So far I've seen two justifications:
1) stability - something that does not seem to be a problem, (and I don't agree with), and
2) reducing complaints here from new users who want a different library structure - but even the OP says the abstraction needs to be buried and hidden from the newbie.

It's not enough. IMO, there are too many reasons not to do this - certainly not now.
I am not a programmer and I really don't care about
how calibre keeps by ebooks as long as I can easily access them.
I am putting this out as its an idea I had maybe my knowledge of computers is not very good and I am completely wrong

But to me making the back-end of calibre plugin based would allow for other optimizations like keeping your library in the cloud(I am using dropbox but I mean a complete cloud based solution).
Or allowing for multiple calibre instances editing the same library from what I gather the current database system cannot support.
Even people with network storage could get optimized plugins for read write.

I guess what I am talking about would require a complete rewrite actually
you would be better of starting from scratch. Now I am wondering if I should post this or will I sound like an idiot
What the hell I will post it anyway

Last edited by Dopedangel; 06-20-2010 at 12:46 PM. Reason: Should have read the whole thread you guys were talking about similar later
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