[tomboy-list] Fwd: Semantic awareness?
sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 17:31:25 PDT 2007
(Getting Mario's reply on list)
On 4/17/07, Mario Manno <mm-list at mm.42h.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-04-11 at 12:14 -0700, Sanford Armstrong wrote:
> > On 4/11/07, Mario Manno <mm-list at mm.42h.de> wrote:
> > > Tomboy does implicit linking. Implicit linking is bad. It may look
> > > easier at first, but as your note collection grows you accumulate too
> > > many links. Your notes become a mess. It actually decreases the
> > > usability of links.
> > > Take a look at wikipedia, they use links very carefully.
> > >
> > > With tomboy I try to make note titles as long as possible to avoid
> > > problems. I should have done this from the start, now i'm really afraid
> > > to rename some notes:
> > > In the previous example, if the author someday goes to another school,
> > > he may decide to rename the note 'school' to 'Old School'. Tomboy will
> > > then happily replace the word 'school' in every notes body with the new
> > > title.
> > What do you think of the proposed solution being worked on with bug
> > 350990 ? Do you think it is a sufficient solution to this problem?
> Sorry for not getting back to you sooner.
> Currently i use / as a delimeter like 'Debian/Debarchiver', but a good
> number of my notes are single words like 'CFLAGS', 'gdb', 'Bugzilla'.
> The greatest problem is this one note named 'Debian'.
> Personally I prefer user interaction whenever things get 'complicated'.
> I think a good fix would include a 'update notes?' dialog box and the
> option to keep several links to the same notes with differents labels.
> >From what I remember about the tomboy source code I'd guess adding
> another xml attribute 'label' to link:internal should not be too
> And an option to convert links to normal text would be really handy:
> everytime I enter /dev/sda1 I get a link to file:///dev/sda1...
> I still have perl scripts in my shell history to remove unwanted links
> from notes..
> Totally unrelated, but before i forget it again: A few month ago i
> started working on a SemWeb (sqlite) based meta data store for tomboy. I
> kind of finished the backend. My goal was to implement notebooks,
> categories and relations between notes. While the first two are more for
> organizing notes, i hoped to someday use the 'relations' feature to
> create mind maps of tomboy notes.
> Is this interesting at all?
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