simple search api (was Re: mimetype standardisation by testsets)

Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen mikkel.kamstrup at
Fri Nov 24 08:40:17 EET 2006

2006/11/23, Patryk Zawadzki <patrys at>:
> Dnia 23-11-2006, czw o godzinie 20:44 +0100, Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen
> napisał(a):
> > 2006/11/23, Fabrice Colin <fabrice.colin at>:
> >         Well, AFAIK, dbus allows complex structures like arrays or
> >         dictionaries.
> >
> > Yeah, but that really only accounts as collections of simple data
> > types in my book. What I meant was just that you can't have Query
> > object, like fx Lucene does, and pass that over the wire. Not in a
> > desktop neutral way at least - or please correct me if I'm wrong! :-)
> But you can use object handlers just like you use file handlers - let
> the DBUS interface pass you a handle and use that handle when calling
> other interface methods.

Right, but do you think this is a good idea? I must admit I don't know how
this would effect performance - construction the query object via dbus

Also, I think such query object onstruction should be bound to the native
toolkit of your desktop, so that it is a GObject in Gnome fx (I know that
this is not ruled out in your suggestion).

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