[FoRK] [Fwd: WinFS' Spot on Back Burner Nothing New]

Justin Mason jm at jmason.org
Wed Sep 8 19:03:18 PDT 2004


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Joseph S. Barrera III writes:
> Yep, that's how I remember it...

yep.  TBH I was expecting this to happen this time around anyway ;) I'm
not convinced that the filesystem should be, or wins by being, a database
at all.  Now, having said that, Reiserfs' efficiency for small metadata
"forks" seems cool though.

- --j.

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	WinFS' Spot on Back Burner Nothing New
> Date: 	9 Sep 2004 01:26:02 -0000
> From: 	brian-slashdotnews at hyperreal.org
> To: 	slashdotnews at hyperreal.org
> 
> Link: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/09/08/2222243
> Posted by: CowboyNeal, on 2004-09-08 23:59:00
> 
>    from the procrastination-and-profit dept.
>    [1]osViews.com writes "Charles Arthur of Independant.co.uk has an
>    interesting editorial which analyzes Microsoft's recently postponed
>    'WinFS,' the file system that Microsoft had been planning to implement
>    in Longhorn. His editorial reminds us that this technology, previously
>    referred to as the 'NT Object Filing System' was intended for a
>    previous version of one of Microsoft's operating system's code named
>    'Cairo.' Microsoft first spoke of the 'NT Object Filing System' in
>    1992 and scheduled a beta release in 1996 and then [2]a full release
>    in 1997. But limitations cause it to continue being delayed."
> 
> References
> 
>    1. http://www.osviews.com/
>    2. http://news.independent.co.uk/world/science_technology/story.jsp?story=559231
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