Bookmarks shared among desktop environments

David Faure dfaure at
Tue Apr 19 12:13:33 EEST 2005

On Tuesday 19 April 2005 06:38, Navindra Umanee wrote:
> Brad Hards <bradh at> wrote:
> > On Tue, 19 Apr 2005 01:47 am, Christian Neumair wrote:
> > > I've recently decided to implement a D-Bus-powered bookmarks system,
> > > which aims to provide categorized file and web bookmarks.
> > Why is this a good idea?
> > 
> > In particular, given that we have a fairly widely supported format for web 
> > bookmarks:
> >
> I'm not sure xbel is so good anyway.
> I, for one, find it incredibly annoying that my xbel bookmarks file
> constantly changes whether I save/remove new bookmarks to/from it
> or not.  This makes it all but impossible to merge bookmark files
> (e.g. with Unison) with a common ancestor even though one of them
> shouldn't have changed at all.
> As a user, I'd like to have a stronger say over what happens to my
> data rather than have xbel change it whenever it wants.

What do you mean "constantly changes"? Isn't that simply due to
the "last visit date" metadata? Aren't you simply requesting an option
whether to save that information or not, which is completely unrelated with
the format used for saving it?

David Faure, faure at, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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