[FoRK] [Fwd: WinFS' Spot on Back Burner Nothing New]
jeff at k2.com
Wed Sep 8 19:30:25 PDT 2004
I thought for sure that someone FoRKed this link, but I can't seem to find
the post. So if my memory is failing me, forgive me -- they say that your
memory is the second thing to go.
> Posted by Hemos on Monday September 06, @11:13AM
> from the no-matching-records dept.
> ozy writes "With all the fuss about searching and Spotlight and WinFS, check
> out the Database File System  a completely different interface for your
> files, implemented in KDE. There is actually a request for developers to join
> a project to implement this under GNOME and leave how we use the desktop today
On 9/8/04 10:03 PM, "Justin Mason" <jm at jmason.org> wrote:
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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.
>> 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 a full release
>> in 1997. But limitations cause it to continue being delayed."
>> 1. http://www.osviews.com/
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