Search Folders in Plasma 5.1

Everyone loves Search Folders. These are custom folders which can show you files based on a search result. In the KDE4 days, Nepomuk provided some of this, and we even had a tags:// protocol. Now, with Plasma 5.1, we’re pushing the first incarnation of “Search Folders” built on…

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Extended Attributes Updates

Recently I blogged about how we have been reducing the number of databases in Plasma. We have been doing this by using the file system to store additional information such as tags, ratings and comments. Unfortunately, extended attributes are not supported on all file systems. The most notable ones are…

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Text Splitting and Indexing

Over the last week, we have been working on improving the file searching experience in Plasma. We were mostly doing a decent job, but we were lacking in terms of proper Unicode support and making it simpler to search in non English languages. This blog post is a simplified explanation…

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Tagging your Files

In 4.13, we moved away from a monolithic Nepomuk based system to a far more decentralized approach. Some parts of this are called Baloo, but to be honest, Baloo is not really responsible for managing your tags. The Nepomuk Days Back in the era of Nepomuk, every time you…

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