GNOME Zeitgeist Mini FAQ

    What is a Zeitgeist?

    Zeitgeist is not a replacement for a hierarchical file system or the usual look of a file manager. The goal of the Zeitgeist project is to create an abstraction layer that allows you to quickly find a file of any extension, regardless of where it is located.
    Zeitgeist is based on the fact that it registers user activities (created documents, visited sites, email messages and im) using tags (set both manually and automatically), organizing it in chronological order. Something similar can be seen in conventional local search systems, but their difference is that they cannot restore the general picture of what documents or sites were used, say at the time of writing. This is the revolution of the Zeitgeist project, since in conjunction with the GNOME Shell it brings us even closer to a real task-oriented environment.

    How is this achieved?

    Indexing data is currently taken from Gtk.RecentlyUsed , Firefox and Epiphany magazines , TomBoy notes , and from the Evolution email client .

    Is there a plan for further development?

    Of course! So far, the following tasks have been identified:

    Improving the engine:
    * When importing a Firefox magazine, automatically take tags from it and (or) with delicious.
    * GPS support.
    * Support for Pidgin magazines. (stored in ~ / .purple / logs)
    * Support for labels for windows
    * Support for labels in Nautilus

    Improvement of the interface:

    * Display all images for any day in a grid.
    * Ability to perform quick actions on files, for example, send an e-mail or open the im window (see nautilus-share)
    * Add the option to view a specific period of time in the all-in-one format without displaying duplicate files.

    Improvement of architecture:

    * Experiments with Tracker, Soylent, and Empathy.
    * Using RDF to better support semantic metadata. (for example, automatic labeling of all your activity for the period of time that you worked on a project)

    Long-term plans

    * Better metadata support.
    * Integration with other computers and other devices.

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